Executive Committee


Sanders Adu, T ’94

Federal Government Relations Director

Wells Fargo

Laurel, MD


Zoila Airall

Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

Duke University

Durham, NC


Brenda Armstrong, T ’70

Associate Professor

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC


Nana Asante, T ’12

Past-President, Black Student Alliance

Durham, NC


Michael Bennett, T ’77

Senior VP, Information Management

Bae Systems, Inc.

Washington, DC


Marcus Benning, T ’14

President, Black Student Alliance

Duke University

Durham, NC


MaryAnn Black

Associate Vice President

Community Relations

Duke University Health System

Durham, NC


Bridget Booher, T ‘82, A.M. ‘92

Associate Editor, Duke Magazine

Duke University

Durham, NC


Malik Burnett, T ’07, MBA ’12,

MD ’12, Young Trustee

General Surgery Resident,

University of Massachusetts

Boston, MA


Kyle Cavanaugh

Vice President, Adminstration

Duke University

Durham, NC


Samuel DuBois Cook, Trustee Emeritus

President Emeritus

Dillard University

Atlanta, GA


Frank Emory, T ’79, Trustee


Hunton & Williams

Charlotte, NC


Raymond Gavins

Professor, History

Duke University

Durham, NC


Carolyn Gerber, T ’90

Special Assistant to the President

Duke University

Durham, NC


Pam Green, T ’85


PMG Arts Management

Durham, NC


Chandra Guinn

Director, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Duke University

Durham, NC


Felicia Hawthorne, Ph.D. ’12

President, GPSC

Durham, NC


Camille Jackson

Communications Specialist

Office of News & Communications

Duke University

Durham, NC


Caroline Lattimore, Ph.D. ’78

Duke University, retired

Durham, NC


Reggie Love, T ’05


Wharton School of Business

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA


Reggie Lyon, T ’84

President, DUBAC

President, Channel Source Inc.

Colleyville, TX


Paula McClain

Dean, Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Professor, Political Science

Duke University

Durham, NC


Amanda Mosby, M.Div. ‘13

President, Black Graduate & Professional Student Association

Duke University

Durham, NC


Koshie Nartey, T ’02

Senior Marketing & Sales Manager

Eventful, Inc.

New York, NY


C.G. Newsome, T ’72, M.Div. ’75,

PhD ’82, Trustee

Raleigh, NC


Dorothy Powell

Associate Dean, Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives

School of Nursing

Duke University

Durham, NC


Luke Powery

Dean, Duke Chapel

Duke University

Durham, NC


Ben Reese, 50th Co-Chair

Vice President for Institutional Equity

Duke University

Durham, NC


Mike Schoenfeld, T ’84, 50th Co-Chair

Vice President for Public Affairs & Government Relations

Duke University

Durham, NC


Judy Seidenstein

Chief Diversity Officer

Duke University, School of Medicine

Durham, NC


Steve Smith

Chief Human Resources Officer

Duke Medicine

Hillsborough, NC


Alex Swain, T ’13

President, Duke Student Government

Durham, NC


Sharon Thompson

Director of Diversity Initiatives, Admissions

Duke University

Durham, NC


William Turner, T ’70, M.Div. ’74, Ph.D. ‘84

Professor of the Practice of Homiletics

Duke Divinity School

Durham, NC


Hardy Vieux, T ’93, Trustee

Past-President, DAA Board of Directors


Blank Rome LLP

Alexandria, VA


Melvia Wallace, T ’85
Partner and Chief Operations Officer
The Austin Group, LLC
Upper Marlboro, MD



Keith Whitfield

Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience

Duke University

Durham, NC


Sterly Wilder, T ’83, 50th Co-Chair

Associate Vice President, Alumni Affairs

Duke University

Durham, NC


Phail Wynn

Vice President for Durham and Regional Affairs

Duke University

Durham, NC