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African American Cultural Center Advisory Committee

Membership: 3 Faculty, 3 Staff, 3 Students, 2 Community Representatives, 1 ex officio (Director of the African American Cultural Center)

Description: The advisory committee has the responsibility for:

  1. advising the director of the center on the development of student retention activities;
  2. developing guidelines for programs in consultation with the director;
  3. recommending speakers for the African American Cultural Center events;
  4. implementing other ideas, programs and activities relative to creating an environment conducive to the educational needs of African American students as well as the entire student body;
  5. advising the director of the center on outreach efforts and other projects that will increase university-wide awareness and appreciation of African American culture and heritage.

(Approver: Vice President for Student Affairs)

2021-2022 Membership:

Name Area Department Service Term
Harold Wallace, Chair Student Affairs African American Cultural Center ex officio
Jessica Blake Faculty, CoAL History & Philosophy 2021-2022
Chris Gentry Faculty, CoSTEM Geosciences 2021-2022
Chinyere Ogbonna-McGruder Faculty, CoBHS Public Management and Political Science 2020-2022
Carmen Cheatham Staff, Academic Affairs Financial Aid 2021-2022
Veronica Prescott Staff, Academic Affairs Educational Opportunity Center 2020-2022
Kelley Board Staff, Academic Affairs University Advancement 2021-2022
Ciara Grandberry Student Affairs Student Representative 2021-2022
Candice Summons Student Affairs Student Representative 2021-2022
Elijah Henderson Student Affairs Student Representative 2021-2022
James Halford Community Representative jahalford2@gmail.com 2020-2022
Joe Shakeenab Community Representative Joe@Shakeenab.com 2021-2022

If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information about the African American Cultural Center Advisory Committee, please contact:  

Harold Wallace III, Chair        
Email:  wallaceh@apsu.edu