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

Jacquelyn Denton Alton
President
Almeda Travel
Texas

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

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

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

Stacey Garrett Koju, Esq.
Corporate Secretary
Tennessee

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

Anita Estell, Esq. 
President & CEO
Estell Group
District of Columbia

Callie Khouri
Writer/Producer/Director
Tennessee

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

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

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

Kendall P. Norris 
Director 
Deloitte
Tennessee

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

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

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

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

Kevin D. Rome, Sr.
President

Georgia

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

Frank Simmons '73
Marketing by Zip, LLC.
Texas

Cal Turner, Jr.

Trustee Emeritus

Turner Family Foundation
Tennessee

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