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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.”

 

 

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W.U.A.A. Election Results

The purpose of this memo is to notify the general Alumni Association of the results of this year’s election. During this election cycle, all officer terms were up for re-election as were five Board Member seats. None of the officer positions were contested and there were only five nominations for the expiring Board Member terms. Accordingly, our Constitution provides that when such a situation occurs, the Nomination/Election Committee is not required to conduct a balloting process.

 

The following Alumni were certified for their respective positions: 

President - Marvin Morrison 

Vice-President - James Stafford 

Secretary - Sheri Neale

Assistant Secretary - Mary Warr 

Treasurer - Lynnette Mayberry-Mays 

Assistant Treasurer  -Gwendolyn Brown 

Chaplain - Dr. Floyd Alexander 

Board of Trustees Rep - John Tolbert

*These terms end in 2020 

 

Board Member - Bonita Ewers 

Board Member - Fon R. Holloway 

Board Member - Jerre Quinn 

Board Member - Iris Roseboro 

Board Member - Milton Wiggins 

*These terms end in 2021 

 

New to the Board of Directors this election cycle includes Iris Roseboro, Mary Warr and Jerre Quinn. A brief bio for each is below.

Iris A. Fowler-Roseboro graduated from Wilberforce University in 1980, with a BS Degree in Business Management. She also has a Master’s of Finance from the University of Maryland and a Certificate of Public Leadership from the Brookings Executive Institute. Iris has over 25 years of service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She is currently President of the WUAA-DC Chapter, Co-Chair of the WUAA-National Fundraising/Development Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.

Jerre W. Quinn is a 1989 graduate of Wilberforce University with a BS degree in Finance. He also has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baker College. Jerre enlisted into the United States Army and retired in 2016 as a Master Sergeant with over 26 years of active military service. Currently, Jerre serves as a Department of the Army, Financial Management Systems Instructor. He is President of the newly chartered Wilberforce University Alumni Association Indianapolis, Indiana Chapter. 

Mary R. Warr received a BA degree from Wilberforce University in 1967, a Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University and has completed post graduate courses through the University of Oklahoma. Mary retired from the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission. She is past president of the Cleveland Chapter and is past chair of the WUAA Fund Raising/Development Committee. 

Thanks to all Alumni for your continued dedication and we urge your continued support of our Association’s elected leadership.

 

WUAA Nomination/Election Committee 

 

Kenneth B. Bibb, Chair 

Widening the scope - Unifying purposes

Aligning finances - Advancing the commitment

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