Trustees: Deidra Fryer
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Claire “Yum” Arnold
Ambassador Aurelia E. Brazeal, C’65
Rosalind G. Brewer C’84
Laura Burton Odem, C'68
Kimberly B. Davis C’81
Jerri DeVard C’79
Evelynn M. Hammonds, Ph.D., C’76
Rose Harris Johnson C’57
Yvonne R. Jackson C’70 - Chair
Terry L. Jones
Susan A. McLaughlin
Cynthia Neal Spence, Ph.D., C'78
Vicki R. Palmer
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Lovette T. Russell C’83
Bradley T. Sheares, Ph.D.
Ronda E. Stryker
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
Kathy N. Waller
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D., C’96
Deidra L. Fryer
National Alumni Association of Spelman College, President
Adjunct Professor, Westwood College and Associate Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland University College
B.A., Spelman College
B.M.E, Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's Degree, Bowie State University
Ph.D., George Washington University
Spelman College Board Representative, 2008-2012
City of Residence: Laurel, Maryland
As an Adjunct Professor at Westwood College and Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland University College, Dr. Deidra Fryer teaches Information System Management courses which demonstrate the value information systems provide in the development of organizational and business objectives. Dr. Fryer has more than 14 years of experience in the analysis of technical data as well as information systems and database utilization, design and development. She has provided support in the area of program management and operations to various Ballistic Missile Defense Organizations (BMDO) technical programs and other Department of Defense (DoD) strategic and tactical weapon systems. Her technical expertise has also been utilized as a Senior Information Technical Analyst for L3 Communications/SyColeman/Coleman Research Corporation and as on-site communications technical support for Butler Design Services.
Dr. Fryer has served in various leadership positions with the National Alumni Association of Spelman College (NAASC) and its chapter affiliates. Currently, she is President of the NAASC (2008-2012). Previously, offices held include NAASC President-Elect (2004-2008) and Northeast Regional Coordinator (1998-2000). Under her leadership, NAASC's Columbia, Maryland chapter was awarded the Regional Stellar Award. Dr. Fryer was personally recognized for her exemplary work as a Spelman alumna with the Alumna of the Year Award by the Columbia chapter. The Christian Board of Education presented her with its Christian Educator of the Year Award on behalf of her volunteerism with First Baptist Church of Guilford's marriage and prison ministries.
Thoughts on why she chose to serve on the Spelman College Board of Trustees: I serve as a representative to the Spelman Board of Trustees at the pleasure of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College. As the President of NAASC, I serve as the official spokesperson for the organization. I am empowered by the historical successes of Spelman women and excited with expectation by the future successes of Spelman students to come. In my call to servant leadership, I choose to give of my time, talents and tithes to make sure that the fruit (alumnae) that Spelman College produces are empowered and committed to giving back as well.