Board of Trustees

Barbara Landers Bowles
Chairperson of the Board
CEO (ret.)
The Kenwood Group
Illinois

Patricia Castles Meadows­
Vice Chairperson of the Board
President, Dixie Graphics, Inc.
Tennessee

Frank L. Sims
Interim President
Fisk University
Georgia

Lamar M. Allen '17 
Student Representative 
President, Student Government Association  
Tennessee

Jacquelyn Denton Alton
President
Almeda Travel
Texas

Shirley Brown, Ph.D.
Faculty Representative
Vice Provost
Sociology Professor
Tennessee

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

Marcus D. Cosby, Ph. D.
Senior Pastor
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Texas

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

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

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

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

Kate Read Ezell
Principal
Ezell Education Consulting
Tennessee

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

Joseph A. Gibson ’17 
Student Representative 
Vice President, Student Government Association
Tennessee

Stacey Garrett Koju
Corporate Secretary
Tennessee

Anita Estell
President & CEO
Estell Group
District of Columbia

Michael E. Hampton
CEO and Sole Shareholder
Mike Hampton Properties
Tennessee

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

Challis M. Lowe
Senior Vice President (ret.)
Ascension Health
New York

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

Leatrice B. McKissack
Hon. D.H.L.

Trustee Emerita
CEO (ret)
McKissack & McKissack
Tennessee

Kendall P. Norris 
Director 
Deloitte
Tennessee

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

Juliette Pryor 
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Cox Enterprises, Inc
Georgia

Benjamin R. Rechter
Hon. D. H. L.

Trustee Emeritus
President
Rogers Group Investment, Inc
Tennessee

Cal Turner, Jr.
Trustee Emeritus
Turner Family Foundation
Tennessee

Rashaun L. Williams
Partner
Bonwick Capital Partners
California