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W.U.A.A. Election Notice

Greetings Forceans,


The purpose of this message is to notify the general membership that the nomination period is now open for the 2019 Election for Board of Directors for the Wilberforce University Alumni Association (W.U.A.A.) election season.  There will be five (5) Board positions vacant.


If you are interested in using your time, talents, and treasure to assist the W.U.A.A. in its endeavors, you are invited to submit name or share this information with others.


Detailed information containing the nomination and election procedures, important dates, and other requirements are included in the attached documentation below.


If you have any additional questions or concerns please me via email at or via phone at 513-374-0219.


Respectfully Submitted,

Rev. Kenneth Bibb

Chair, W.U.A.A. Nominating/Election Committee

Election Notice and Procedures
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To: Wilberforce University Alumni

From: Marvin D. Morrison, Sr, National President

Re: Reconnecting during the Renaissance!

Greetings Fellow Wilberforceans!

We have exciting news to share about our University! This year is already a phenomenal year for our dear old WU and the rest of the year is very promising.

The year kicked off with the PBS documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising” which showcased the history behind HBCU’s. We then embarked upon a new journey with our new President, Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard. Dr. Pinkard has visited several alumni chapters to provide the state of the university. At Dawn Dance, students from all over the United States visited Wilberforce and partnered with fellow alumni to get up close and personal information about the WU experience. Also, Wilberforce took a giant step forward with the appointment of Cynthia W. Roseberry '86, Esquire, as the VP of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Mark and Shelly Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation!

As we move into a new phase and gear up for the upcoming annual National Alumni Conference in Columbus, Ohio, this year’s theme “Tapping into Our Roots, Ensuring the Renaissance” is one of the reasons we are contacting you today. We want you to rejoin the family and be a part of the Wilberforce Renaissance. One of the main components of the University is student recruitment and retention. Please consider this an invite and challenge to reconnect with your fellow alumni in your area and assist in recruiting students on an ongoing basis. Our chapters are located on the website:

Secondly, the University administration will be actively pursuing endowments, grants and foundations to help take our school to the next level and remain on the cutting edge in entrepreneurship, technology, etc. In order to attract corporate donors, we must show that we have a large percentage of our alumni donating to the University on an on-going basis. This is standard procedure for securing multi-million dollar donations.


We need our alumni to make donations now to be on the right side of history going forward! Please go to today and make your contribution. Also, this is also a challenge to set up your account for monthly donations which will make our path forward solid as a rock. Please rejoin the family. You will be glad you did. Thanks in advance for coming back home to dear old WU!<< New text box >>

Cynthia W. Roseberry Named Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

President Elfred Anthony Pinkard has appointed Ms. Cynthia W. Roseberry as the new Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Executive Director of The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, effective May 1,2018.

Ms.Roseberry earned her Bachelor of Science from Wilberforce University in Ohio, where she initiated into Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Currently, she served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Wilberforce University. She earned her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law.


As a  founding board member of the Georgia Innocence Project, she was the first African-American female President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ms. Roseberry was also the Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia, Inc. For more than 10 years prior to teaching, she practiced federal and state criminal defense in Georgia. She has taught advanced criminal procedure and co-taught in the death penalty clinic at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where she also founded the misdemeanor clinic.


Ms. Roseberry also served on the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, a nine-member, bipartisan, Congressional blue-ribbon panel charged with examining the federal corrections system, including overcrowding, prison violence, public safety measures, prison rehabilitation and employment programs, and re-entry programs and policies to reduce recidivism.The task force released its groundbreaking report Transforming Prisons, Restoring Lives: Final Recommendations of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections in January of 2016.


During the Obama administration, Ms. Roseberry served as Project Manager of the historic Clemency Project 2014.  Often referred to as the nation’s largest law firm of nearly 4,000 lawyers, it provided pro bono support to more than 36,000 applicants for presidential clemency.


President Pinkard states,“We are excited to welcome Cynthia Roseberry as a member of the University’s leadership team as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Cynthia is an articulate and passionate advocate for Wilberforce and will enthusiastically tell the wonderful story of the Renaissance occurring at Wilberforce. She is a seasoned and well respected professional and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to fundraising, program development and innovative thinking. We look forward to a robust development and fundraising program and a solidly positioned Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation under her leadership.”



Where To Find Us:

Wilberforce University Alumni Association

PO Box 370

Wilberforce OH 45384



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