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President’s Advisory Council

Provides input and feedback to the President on matters of strategic importance to the University

President Aminta Breaux, Convener

  • Troy Miller, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Wayne Rose, Vice President for Information Technology
  • Faculty members selected by Faculty Senate:
    • Gail Medford, College of Arts & Sciences
    • LaTanya Brown, College of Business
    • William Drakeford, College of Education
    • Ometha Lewis-Jack, College of Professional Studies
  • Additional faculty: Kimetta Hairston, College of Education
  • One staff member selected by Staff Council: George Jones, College of Education
  • President of Student Government Association or Designee: Phylecia Faublas
  • President of Graduate Student Association or Designee: DaeQuawn Landrum
  • Member of BSU National Alumni Association: Ricardo Mitchell
  • Chair of BSU Foundation Board or Designee: James Selvaggim
  • Community Member: Councilmember Todd Turner



Commencement Speaker Committee

Nominates potential keynote speakers who reflect the mission and vision of the University 

Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement Yvette Caldwell, Convener

  • Two faculty members representing different colleges, selected by Faculty Senate:
    • Lucia Santacruz, College of Arts & Sciences
    • Charlene Stewart, College of Professional Studies
  • Two Staff Council designees: 
    • Vernell Lawson
    • Treopia Washington
  • Olajide Iyanda, Student Government Association

  •  Diamond Bracey, Graduate Student Association

  •  Darius Williams, Senior Class President

  • Artie Travis, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Damita Chambers, University Relations & Marketing



Commencement Site Taskforce

Conducts a cost/benefit analysis for holding May commencement ceremonies off campus versus on campus

Sammye Miller, Chair

  • Two faculty members:
    • Cubie Bragg, Department of Counseling
    • Makeba Green, Department of Social Work
  • Two student leaders
    • Israel Ibidapo, Student Government Association
    • Kyndall Peele, Graduate Student Association
  • Shirelle Briscoe, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Annette Wedderburn, Coordinator of Special Events
  • Cassandra Robinson, Director of University Relations & Marketing
  • Two representatives from National Alumni Association:
    • Larry Johnson
    • Addie Martin
    • Anita Ford (alternate)
  • Staff Council Designee: Dorothy Wigglesworth, Career Development Center
  • Darryl Williford, Director of Facilities



Strategic Planning Committee

Develops five-year strategic plan for the university

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences George Acquaah, Co-chair
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Gayle Fink, Co-chair

  • Karl Brockenbrough, Vice President for Administration & Finance
  • Cassandra Robinson, Director of University Relations & Marketing
  • Yvette Caldwell, Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Rhonda Jeter, Dean, College of Education
  • Cosmas Nwokeafor, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Troy Miller, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Yvette Galloway, Director of Academic Advising
  • Staff Council designee: Jerry Isaac, Director of Continuing Education 
  • Anika Bissahoyo, Director of Research & Sponsored Programs
  • Faculty Senate: Patricia Westerman, Professor of Psychology 
  • Nicol King, Senior IT Business Strategy and Planning Analyst
  • Darryl Williford, Director of Facilities Management
  • Alan Anderson, Chair, Department of Natural Sciences
  • Marsha Jackson, Professor, Human Resource Development
  • Ella Carter, Professor, College of Business
  • Sean Coleman, Director, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
  • Asha Reynolds, Interim Director of Equity Compliance
  • Leah Rowell, Student Government Association
  • Diamond Bracey, Graduate Student Association
  • Ricardo Mitchell, BSU National Alumni Association
  • Glenn Mahone, BSU Foundation Board



Inauguration Committee

Plans Presidential Inauguration activities

U.S. Representative (D-Md.) the Honorable Steny Hoyer, Honorary Chair
Director of University Relations & Marketing Cassandra Robinson, Co-Chair
Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Eva Garin, Co-Chair
BSU Foundation Board Chair Glenn Mahone, Co-Chair

  • Guy-Alain Amoussou, Office of the Provost
  • Thomasina Boardley, Student Life
  • Chartez Bond, Media Operations
  • Yvette Caldwell, Institutional Advancement
  • Damita Chambers, University Relations & Marketing
  • Germel Clarke,  Office of Admissions
  • Johnathan Fullah, Graduate Student Association 
  • Sharon Glaster, Student Life
  • Paetin Hawkins, Student Government Association
  • Jackie Jackson-Palmer, Facilities Management
  • Clarence Knight, Fine & Performing Arts Center
  • Gail Medford, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Ricardo Mitchell, BSU National Alumni Association
  • Elliott Parris, College of Professional Studies
  • Karen Johnson Shaheed, Office of the President
  • Lashelle Stanback, Campus Safety
  • Winona Taylor,  College of Education
  • Otis Thomas, BSU-TV
  • Karen Tyler, Conference Services
  • Jabari Walker, Administration & Finance
  • Annette Wedderburn, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving



Faculty Workload Workgroup

Examines faculty workload and assignment of course overloads

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Gayle Fink, Convener
Executive Vice President and General Counsel Karen Johnson Shaheed, Co-convener

  • Academic Deans
  • Faculty Senate Executive Committee
  • One department chair from each college:
    • Samuel Duah, College of Business
    • Rosalyn Green, College of Education
    • David Basena, College of Arts & Sciences
    • Charles Adams, College of Professional Studies