Board of Visitors

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
NC Representative
North Carolina State Legislature

David Barksdale
Chief Strategy Officer
New Bridge Bank

Matthew C. Barnhill, Jr.
Executive Vice President
BET Networks

Natalie Brown
Senior Vice President
Bank of America

Charles Burch
President and CEO
The Burch Financial Group

Arthur Burson
Vice President
Merck Manufacturing Services

Hope R. Bynum
Director, Human Resources
Volvo America

Manwell Bynum
President and CEO
Connectivity Concepts

George Clopton
Vice President of Operations
Polo Ralph Lauren

Linda Coleman

Henry Debnam
Vice President, IT Strategies
Harris Corporation

Kimberly Gatling
Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP

Herb Gray, III
Life Enhancement Services

Kevin Gray
Program Associate
Weaver Foundation

Fred Guttman
Temple Emanuel

Latisha Hamilton-Williams
Vice President
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

Michael Hardison
Software Engineering Consultant

April Harris
Executive Director
Action Greensboro

John Houston
Judge, US District Court
Southern District of California

Marc Howze
Vice President, Global Human Resources
Deere & Company

Anthony Humphrey
Director, Supply Chain Management

Ernest "Ernie" James, Jr.
Director, Employee Relations
Sunoco Products

Byron Kearney
Retired Executive

Timothy King
Retired Executive
Dow Chemical

Raymond McGregor
Vice President, Technology & Business Solutions
Independence BCBS

Lonnie Miles
Chief Executive Officer
Miles-McClellan Construction

Annette Osborne
Vice President
Wesley Long Hospital

Mark Prince
FirstPoint/Guilford Merchants

Karia M. Raper
Senior Vice President, Chief Audit Executive
Lincoln Financial Group

Susan Schwartz
Executive Director
The Cemala Foundation

Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh
Small Business Owner
Red Mango

Sonya Stewart
Vice President
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Marilyn Thorne
President and CEO
Grayhound Trash Removal, Inc.

Jini D. Thorton, CPA
Envision Business Management Group

Ponce DeLeon Tidwell, Jr.
Assistant General Counsel
Eli Lilly & Company

Darryl Towns
Housing Commissioner
New York State Government

Edolphus Towns
Former U.S. Congressman

Tony Watlington
Strategic Planning Officer
Guilford County Schools

Kimberly Welch
Department of Defense

Acquenetta Wheeler
Medical Director
United Healthcare

Kimberly Wright
Manager, Business Development
Pitney Bowes Management Services

Charles “Shon” Yancey
Senior Attorney
Air Liquide USA LLC