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Office of the President

Spelman College Board of Trustees

The board provides strategic leadership to the College by employing its members' expertise in everything from finance and international affairs to philanthropy and science.

Our responsibilities

A trustee acts as a member of the governing board of Spelman College which is responsible for basic oversight and governance of the institution including election of the President of the College; basic educational and fiscal policy; the granting of degrees; and promotion and tenure of faculty based on the recommendation of the President. The Board’s authority as a governing body is set forth in the Bylaws and is not managerial or operational in nature. Individual trustees have no authority independent of the Board.

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Tamaria Kai Davis, C'2001
Secretary of the College

Ray Anthony Galloway
Clerk of the Board of Trustees and Assistant
to the Secretary of the College

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Meet the Board


Claire “Yum” Arnold
CEO, Leapfrog Services
B.A., Mary Baldwin College
Honorary Doctorate, Mary Baldwin College

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2008
City of Residence:
Atlanta, Georgia



Theodore Aronson
Founder, Aronson+Johnson+Ortiz
B.S., University of Pennsylvania,
The Wharton School of Business,
M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania,
The Wharton School of Business

Chair, Investment Committee
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2004
City of Residence:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Rosalind G. Brewer

Aurelia “Rea” Brazeal, C’65
Foreign Service Officer (retired)
B.A., Spelman College
Master’s Degree,
Columbia University
Advanced Study, JFK School, Harvard University
Honorary Doctorate,
Spelman College
Spelman College Board of Trustees: First Elected in 1989
City of Residence:
Washington, D.C.

 

Rosalind G. Brewer

Rosalind G. Brewer C’84
President and CEO of Sam's Club
B.S, Spelman College
Advanced Management Program, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business

Chair of the Board
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2006
City of Residence:
Atlanta, Georgia

Janine Brown

Janine Brown
Chair, Alston & Bird’s Global Strategies Group
B.A., University of Michigan
Jurist Doctorate, Duke University

Chair, Board Affairs Committee
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2008
City of Residence:
Atlanta, Georgia

 


 

Donald Coleman

Donald A. Coleman
Chairman & CEO
GlobalHue

 

 

Kimberly B. Davis

Kimberly B. Davis, C'81
President, JPMorgan Chase Foundation
B.A., Spelman College

Chair, Human Resources Committee
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2008
City of Residence:
New Rochelle, New York

 

Jerri DeVard, *C'79
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Nokia Corporation
B.A., Spelman College
M.B.A, Clark Atlanta University

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2005
City of Residence:
London, England

 

Evelynn Hammonds

Evelynn Hammonds, Ph.D., C'76
Dean, Harvard College
B.S., Spelman College
B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology
S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Harvard University | Honorary Degree, Spelman

Co-Chair, Faculty Affairs & Educational Policy Committee Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2008
City of Residence:
Cambridge, MA

 

Rose Harris Johnson *C'57
B.A., Spelman College
M.Ed., National College of Education

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2005
City of Residence:
Evanston, Illinois

Terry L. Jones
Managing General Partner, Syncom Venture Partners
B.S., Trinity College
Master’s Degree, George Washington University
M.B.A., Harvard University

Chair, Buildings and Grounds Committee
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2003
City of Residence:
Washington, DC

 

Richard D. Legon

Richard D. Legon
President
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)

Gwen Norton

Gwendolyn Adams Norton
B.A., College of William and Mary
Executive Program, Louisiana State University,
Graduate School of Banking of the South
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2008
City of Residence:
New York, New York

Laura Burton Odem

Laura Burton Odem, C'68

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2010
City of Residence:
Los Angeles, California

 

Kemi A. Oyewole
Student Trustee

Vicki R. Palmer
B.A., Rhodes College
M.B.A., University of Memphis
Honorary Doctorate, Cambridge College

Secretary of the Board

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 1995
City of Residence:
Atlanta, Georgia

Roosevelt

Anne Eleanor Roosevelt
Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship,
The Boeing Company
B.A., Stanford University
Master’s Degree, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chair, Student Affairs Committee
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2002
City of Residence:
Chicago, Illinois

 

Lovette Twyman Russell

Lovette Twyman Russell, C'83
Community Advocate and Volunteer
B.A., Spelman College

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
City of Residence:
Atlanta, Georgia

 

Suzanne F. Shank

Suzanne F. Shank
President & CEO
Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C.

 

Bradley T. Sheares, Ph.D.
B.S., Fisk University
Ph.D., Perdue University
National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow
Lucille P. Markey Scholar at the Center for Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vice-Chair of the Board
Chair, Audit, Budget and Finance Committee
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2004
City of Residence:
Washington, D.C.

 

Esther Silver-Parker

Esther Silver-Parker
President and CEO
The SilverParker Group

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2010

 

Cynthia Neal Spence

Cynthia Neal Spence, C'78
Associate Professor, Spelman College
B.A., Spelman College
Master’s Degree and Ph.D., Rutgers University
Certificate, Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard University

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
City of Residence:
Atlanta, Georgia

 

Ronda Stryker
Director, Stryker Corporation
B.A., University of Northern Colorado
Master’s Degree, Western Michigan University

Chair, Development Committee
Vice Chair of the Board
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 1997
City of Residence:
Portage, Michigan

Beverly Daniel Tatum
President, Spelman College
B.A., Wesleyan University
Master’s Degree, Hartford Seminary
Master’s Degree and Ph.D., University of Michigan

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Ex Officio
City of Residence:
Atlanta, Georgia

Kathy N. Waller
Vice President and Controller, The Coca-Cola Company
B.A., University of Rochester
M.B.A., William E. Simon School of Business Administration, University of Rochester

Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
City of Residence:
Atlanta, Georgia


Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D., C'96
Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
B.A., Spelman College
Master’s and Ph.D., Harvard University

Co-Chair, Faculty Affairs & Educational Policy Committee
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
City of Residence:
Evanston, Illinois

 

Representatives:

Deidra L. Fryer, C’84, NAASC President
Soraya Mekerta, Faculty Council President
Taylor Allen, C’2012, SSGA President

Life Trustees:

Laura Chasin
Peggy Dulany, Ed.D.
Marian Wright Edelman, Esq., C’60
Russell Edgerton, Ph.D.
Robert Holland, Jr.
June Gary Hopps, Ph.D., C’60
Yvonne Jackson, C'70
Elizabeth McCormack, Ph.D.
G.G. Michelson