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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)

2020-2021 Membership:

Name Area Department Service Term
Harold Wallace, Chair Student Affairs African American Cultural Center ex officio
Somaditya Banerjee Faculty, CoAL History & Philosophy 2020-2021
Shani Collins Woods Faculty, CoBHS Social Work 2020-2021
Chinyere Ogbonna-McGruder Faculty, CoBHS Public Management and Political Science 2020-2021
Barbara Tucker Staff, Finance and Administration Information Technology 2020-2021
Veronica Prescott Staff,  Student Support 2020-2021
Jerica Swiger Staff, External Affairs University Advancement 2020-2021
Michael Young Student Affairs Student Representative 2020-2021
Lavontre Douglas Student Affairs Student Representative 2020-2021
Jade Curry Student Affairs Student Representative 2020-2021
James Halford Community Representative jahalford2@gmail.com 2020-2021
Doris Witherspoon Community Representative 647-1593 2020-2021

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