MEET KENYA AYERS-PALMORE
Kenya Ayers-Palmore, EdD, is the President of Tarrant County College Northeast (TCC). Prior to assuming the presidency with TCC, Dr. Ayers-Palmore served for three years as Vice President and Chair of the Board for the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success (NECSS). She is also a nationally renowned motivational speaker.
MEET JACQUELINE S. BARNETT
Jacqueline S. Barnett, DHSC, MSHS, PA-C, Associate Professor and Associate Program Director in the Duke University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program.
MEET STEFANI BRIGGS
Stefani Briggs is the owner of Be.Still.Move., a program of mindful/contemplative embodied movement and arts-based pedagogy. She currently serves on the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society’s Diversity, Access, and Inclusion Committee.
MEET LEAH COX
Leah Cox, PhD, is Towson University’s first vice president of inclusion and institutional equity. In this senior leadership position, she is leading TU’s Office for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, the university’s diversity and compliance office, and serving as a key adviser to the senior leadership team as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
MEET ARIEL SALOMÉ
Ariel Salomé, is a visionary thought leader, healer, speaker, and transformative leadership and team coach with extensive experience in training, facilitation, and curriculum design for adult learners.
MEET CLAUDIA RANKINS
Claudia Rankins, PhD, Co-Founder of the Society of STEM Women of Color; former Program Officer in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation, where she managed the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program and the Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology.
MEET ADRIANA MEDINA
Adriana Medina, PhD, was an Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication and Spanish at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Adriana moved to Denver and currently teaches at DU and MSU. She is also an accomplished intercultural trainer with a focus on intercultural communication, diversity, and conflict management styles.
MEET BEVERLY O'BRYANT
Dr. Beverly J. O’Bryant is a full professor and the Founding Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Coppin State University. She is also the founder, executive producer and host of a monthly radio broadcast, “The Coppin Connection” which has aired every fourth Sunday on WOLB 1010 AM’s Dr. B Show for the last 10 years.
MEET RENITA J. WEEMS
Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems is a biblical scholar, a writer, an ordained minister, and a public intellectual. She was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in Old Testament studies. Rev. Dr. Weems has taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Spelman College.
MEET CYNTHIA WINSTON PROCTOR
Cynthia Winston Proctor PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Howard University, P.I. of the Identity & Success Research Lab, and founder of Winston Synergy L.L.C. and the Life Synergy Academy.
MEET KAMILAH M. WOODSON
Kamilah M. Woodson, PhD, is the Director of Training, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and an Associate Professor in the Howard University School of Education, Department of Human Development and Psycho-educational Studies, Counseling Psychology PhD Program.
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MEET MICHELLE O. CLAVILLE
Michelle O. Claville, PhD, Program Director for HBCU-UP, HBCU-EiR, and LSAMP at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Claville is the former Principal Investigator and Project Director of The Nanoscience Project at Hampton University
MEET JOHNNETTA B. COLE
Johnnetta Betsch Cole, PhD became Spelman College's seventh president and the first Black woman to lead the College. Later, she served as the president of Bennett College, where she oversaw the creation of programs in African Women’s Studies and Global Studies and founded the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute.
MEET STEPHANIE Y. EVANS
Stephanie Y. Evans, PhD is a Professor of Black Women's Studies and Director of the Institute for Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University. Her research interest is Black women's intellectual history, specifically memoirs, mental health, and wellness.
MEET CYNTHIA JACKSON-HAMMOND
Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, PhD is the President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Dr. Jackson-Hammond, formerly President of Central State University, was its first female President.
MEET CAROLYN WINSTEAD MEYERS
Carolyn Winstead Meyers retired as the 10th president of Jackson State University. Dr. Meyers earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in the School of Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
MEET DENEE T. MWENDWA
Denee T. Mwendwa, PhD is a Professor of Psychology & Principal Investigator, Health Promotion & Risk Reduction Research Center (HealthPARC) Howard University.
MEET ORLANDO L. TAYLOR
Orlando L. Taylor is Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara California and Director of its Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership and Education. Dr. Taylor is also the Conclave Leadership Colloquium Principal Investigator
MEET CLYTRICE WATSON
Clytrice Watson, PhD, is the Associate Provost for Academic and Student Services & Professor of Biology at Delaware State University. Dr. Watson formerly served as the Program Director for the HBCU-Up program at the National Science Foundation.