Board of Trustees

Frank L. Sims
Board Chair
Corporate Vice President (ret.)
Cargill, Inc., Georgia

­ Patricia Castles Meadows
Board Vice Chair
President, Dixie Graphics, Inc.
Tennessee

Kevin D. Rome, Sr., Ph.D.
President, Fisk University
Tennessee

Jacquelyn Denton Alton ‘66
President, Almeda Travel
Texas

Linda Brown Coleman ’70, Ph.D. 
CEO, R & L Group, Inc.
Texas

Marcus D. Cosby ’95, D.Min. 
Senior Pastor
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Texas

David P. Crabtree
Executive Vice President
Brookside Properties, Inc.
Tennessee

Gina R. Davis ‘82, Esq.
Chair, General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Inc.
Illinois

Patty Litton Delony 
Principal (ret.), Delony Assoc., Inc.
Illinois

Phyllis Freeman ’86, Ph.D.
Faculty Representative
Biology Professor
Tennessee

Stacey Garrett Koju, Esq.
Corporate Secretary
Tennessee

Lela Wingard Hughes ‘77
JPMorgan Chase Bank (ret.)
New Jersey

Callie Khouri
Writer/Producer/Director
Tennessee

Amanda Griscom Little 
Journalist and Writer-in-Residence
Vanderbilt University
Tennessee

Akeem Lockhart '19
Student Rep., SGA Vice President
Chicago

Cynthia R. McIntyre, Ph.D. 
Senior Vice President
Council on Competitiveness
District of Columia

Emani Mhoon '19
Student Repr., SGA President
Alabama

Reavis L. Mitchell, Jr. ’69, Ph.D.
Faculty Representative, Faculty Assembly Chair 
Tennessee

Gregory S. Nixon, Esq.
Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer
DynCorp Int., Virginia

Kendall P. Norris
CEO, Globarl Leadership Forum
Missouri

Robert W. Norton , Hon. D.H.L.
Sr. Vice President (ret.)
Pfizer, Inc., South Carolina

Roland Parrish 
CEO, Parrish Restaurant Ltd. 
Texas

Juliette Pryor, Esq. ’86
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Cox Enterprises, Inc., Georgia

Surendra Ramanna
Chairman and CEO
TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
Tennessee

Ronald S. Safer, Esq.
Co-Managing Partner
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Illinois

Frank Simmons '73
Marketing by Zip, LLC.
Texas

Rashaun L. Williams
General Partner
MVP ALL-STAR Fund LLC
Manhattan Venture Partners
California

EMERITUS TRUSTEES 

Barbara Landers Bowles ‘68
Trustee Emerita
CEO (ret.) The Kenwood Group
Illinois

Mike Curb, J.D. 
Trustee Emeritus
Chairman, Curb Records
Tennessee

Leatrice B. McKissack ’51,Hon. D.H.L. 
Trustee Emerita
CEO (ret) McKissack & McKissack 
Tennessee

Benjamin R. Rechter, Hon. D.H L.
Trustee Emeritus
President, Rogers Group Invest., Inc. 
Tennessee

Cal Turner, Jr.
Trustee Emeritus
Turner Family Foundation
Tennessee