Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Fisk University is a cornerstone of excellence and is marked by its resilience and molded by its unyielding commitment to educate and produce some of the world's best scholars, leaders, and world-changers.
Board of Trustees provides effective oversight and strategy in concert with the president to steward a vibrant and progressive future for the campus. This structure provides for a clear, definitive, and orderly form of governance that is a best practice among institutions of higher education.
Below you will find the names and bios of our board members
Frank L. Sims
Corporate Vice President (ret.)
Juliette Pryor ’86, Esq.
JoLinda Herring '85, Esq.
Chair, Development Committee
Marcus D. Cosby ’95, D.Min.
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church,
David P. Crabtree
Executive Vice President
Brookside Properties, Inc.,
M3-Brigade Acquisition Corp II
Lela Wingard Hughes ‘77
JPMorgan Chase Bank (ret.),
Stacey Garrett Koju, Esq.
Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Independent Investor and Advisor
CEO, Parrish Restaurant Ltd.,
Chairman and CEO
TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.,
Ronald S. Safer, Esq.
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP,
Kim Seymour, J.D. M.B.A
Chief People Officer
Global Chief DEI Officer
The Recording Academy|GRAMMYS
Frank Simmons '73
Marking by Zip, LLC,
Janine Smith '84, '87
Edward M. Zimmerman, Esq.
Co-founder and Chair, Tech Group
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
Patricia Castles Meadows
CPA & Co-Founder (ret.)
Williams, Crosslin, Sparks, and Vaden,
Robert W. Norton , Hon. D.H.L.
Sr. Vice President (ret.)