BOV Members

Advisors, Advocates, Ambassadors

The North Carolina A&T State University Board of Visitors is an unincorporated advisory association whose primary functions are to advise the chancellor on matters related to maintaining and enhancing the University's quality and excellence, assist the University in achieving its mission, provide feedback to the chancellor and senior administrators, assist the University in obtaining resources for the continued enhancement of the University and serve as advocates for the University.



Alma Adams ‘68
NC Representative
Bennett College for Women

Natalie Brown ‘94
Senior Vice President
Enterprise Diversity Campus Manager
Bank of America

Joel D. Ford ‘92 
NC Senate
District 38
Mecklenberg County

Timothy Atwell ‘95
Senior Vice President
Bank of America

Hope R. Bynum
Director, Human Resources
Volvo America

Kimberly Gatling ‘96
Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP

Juan Austin
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo
Community Relations

Manwell Bynum ‘90
President and CEO
Connectivity Concepts

James Garrett ‘64
Founder and Former CEO
Sentel Corporation

David P. Barksdale
Chief Executive Officer
Carolina Premier Bank

George Clopton
Vice President of Operations
Polo Ralph Lauren

Herb Gray, III ‘90
Life Enhancement Services

Matthew C. Barnhill, Jr. ‘92
Executive Vice President of Market Research
BET Networks

Joseph Crocker
Poor and Needy Division
Kate B. Reynolds Foundation

Kevin Gray
Program Associate
Weaver Foundation

Isaiah Blankson
Senior Scientist/Technologist
NASA Glenn Research Center

Henry Debnam ‘75
Vice President
IT Strategies (Retired)
Harris Corporation

Latisha Hamilton-Williams ‘96
Vice President, Total Rewards and
People Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

April Harris
New City Ventures

J. Edward (Ed) Kitchen
VP and COO
Joseph M. Bryan Foundation

Michael Hardison ‘86
Software Engineering Consultant

John Houston ‘74
Judge, US District Court
Southern District of California

Raymond McGregor ‘98
Vice President, Technology &
Business Solutions
Independence BCBS

Mark Prince
Greensboro Merchants Association

Anthony Humphrey ‘93
Director of Strategic Solutions
Owens and Minor Medical, Inc.

Mitchell Martin ‘75
Managing Partner
Martin, Murphy, Harps, Syphoe
& Company
(Owner, Global Concessions Inc. &
Global Concessions II)

Leroy Roberts ‘69
Valley Radiology, PA

Ernest “Ernie” James, Jr.
Director, Employee Relations
Sonoco Products

Karla D. Munden
Senior Vice President, Chief Audit
Lincoln Financial Group

Susan Schwartz
Executive Director
The Cemala Foundation

Byron Kearney ‘77
VP, Product Development (Retired)

Ryan Newkirk
Senior Vice President, Product Client
U.S. Trust

Eleanor Shaffner-Mosh
Small Business Owner
Red Mango

Timothy King ‘76
Global Purchasing
Dow Chemical

Annette Osborne
Vice President
Nursing/Patient Services
Wesley Long Hospital

Musti Subu ‘96
Vice President, Mobile Applications
Wipro Technologies

Darryl Towns ‘90
Housing Commissioner
New York State Government

Kimberly Welch ‘90
Department of Defense

Ponce DeLeon Tidwell, Jr. ‘91
Assistant General Counsel
Eli Lilly & Company Lilly Corporate Center

Edolphus Towns ‘56
Former US Congressman
US House of Representatives

Wallas E. Wiggins
Global Manager, Supply Management and Quality
Intelligent Solutions Group;
Deere & Company

Tony Watlington, Sr. ‘92
Strategic Planning Officer
Guilford County Schools

Acquenetta Wheeler
Medical Director, Clinical Services
United Healthcare