Trustees

 

Mr. Robert C. Davidson, Jr. ’67, Chairman
Mr. Jim Moss ’70, Vice-Chairman
Mr. Robert J. Levin, Treasurer
Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. ’79, President
Mr. Avery A. Munnings ’86, Secretary
Mr. Kevin McGee ’93, Assistant Secretary

 

Trustees
Mrs. Billye S. Aaron
Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams
Dr. Benjamin A. Blackburn II ’61
Mr. Dan T. Cathy
Mr. Willie J. Davis ’56
Mr. Boris Dobrijevic*
Mr. J. Alexander M. Douglas, Jr.
Judge Jerome Farris ’51
Mr. Michael Gatewood*
General James R. Hall ’57
Dr. Michael Hodge**
Dr. Keith Howard**
Mr. Charles H. James III ’81
Mr. Dale E. Jones ’82
Mr. Donald R. Knauss
Mr. Michael A. Lawson
Dr. Bryant Marks ’94**

Dr. Strive Masiyiwa
Mr. Charles D. Moody '78
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. ’56
Rev. Otis Moss, III ’92
Mr. Clinton L. Stevenson
Mr. John L. Thornton
Mr. Ralph de la Vega
Mr. John A. Wallace
Mr. Anre Washington*
Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy
Ambassador Andrew Young

* = Student Trustee

** = Faculty Trustee


Trustees Emeriti
Dr. Lerone Bennett, Jr.’49
Dr. William H. Cosby
Mr. J. Douglas Holladay
Mr. Arthur Howell
Mr. Joel Z. Hyatt
Dr. Theodore J. Jemison
Dr. C. Linden Longino, Jr.
Dr. Walter E. Massey ’58
Dr. Dwight C. Minton
Mr. Charlie J. Moreland ’51
Dr. Fred B. Renwick ’50
Mr. B. Franklin Skinner
Mr. Lawrence M. Small
Dr. Artis White ‘51



 

Robert Davidson

Robert C. Davidson Jr. ’67, Chairman:  Mr. Davidson was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1997. In addition to the chairmanship, he serves as chair of the Executive and Trusteeship and Governance Committees.  He previously served as a chairman and CEO of Surface Protection Industries, Inc.  Currently, he is the Chairman/CEO of R. Davidson and Associates. He co-founded and served as vice president of Urban National Corporation and has served on the boards of various corporations, nonprofits and educational institutions and is a graduate of the University of Chicago Business School.

 

Jim Moss

Jim Moss '70, Vice Chairman: Mr. Moss was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2007. He is the chair of the Compensation Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Practices and vice chair of the Trusteeship and Governance Committee. He also serves on the Executive, Finance, Investment and Development Committees and the Ad Hoc Committee on Land Acquisition, as well as a visitor on the Student Affairs Committee. He is the founder and a managing director of PRM Consulting Group. He has also served as a chair of the Board of the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Billye Aaron

Mrs. Billye S. Aaron:  Mrs. Aaron was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1996. She serves on the Educational Policy, Development, and Student Affairs Committees.  Mrs. Aaron is a graduate of Texas College and Atlanta University.  She is a recipient of an SCLC Drum Major for Education award and was named one of Georgia’s 50 Most Influential Black Women.

 

 

Charles Adams

Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams (Hon. ’84):  Dr. Adams was elected to Board of Trustees in 1985. He serves on the Educational Policy Committee. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School. He is a doctoral fellow at Union Theological Seminary. Dr. Adams is one of the 100 most Influential Americans and was named among the Top 15 Greatest Black Preachers. He is a recipient of the Rabbi Marvin Katzenstein Award.

Benjamin Blackburn

Benjamin A. Blackburn II ’61:  Dr. Blackburn II was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1998. He is the Athletic Committee chair and serves on the Development and Educational Policy Committees and the vice chair of the Physical Plant Committee. Dr. Blackburn is a retired Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve and a founding member of the Health First Foundation. He received the Doctor of Dental Sciences degree from Meharry Medical College.

 

 

Dan Cathy

Dan Cathy: Mr. Cathy was elected the Board of Trustees in 2010.  He serves on the Development, Physical Plant and Student Affairs Committees.  He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil A. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University.

 

Willie Flash Davis

Willie J. “Flash” Davis ’56:  Mr. Davis was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1997. A former Chairman of the Board, he serves on the Executive, Athletics, Educational Policy, and Trusteeship and Governance Committees. He is a partner at Davis, Robinson, and White L.L.P., and president emeritus for the Morehouse College National Alumni Association. Mr. Davis received the Juris Doctor degree from the New England School of Law.

Jerome Farris

James Alexander M. Douglas:  Mr. Douglas was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2007. He serves on the Development, Finance, and the Ad Hoc Governance Practices Committees. He is the Global Chief Customer Officer at The Coca-Cola Company. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he also serves on the board of Grocery Manufacturers and the East Lake Foundation.


Jerome Farris

Jerome Farris ’51:  Judge Farris was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1999.  He is the chair of the Educational Policy Committee.  He serves on the Audit, Executive, and Trusteeship and Governance Committees. Judge Farris was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1979 and has held senior status since 1995. He is a graduate of the University of Washington Law School.

 

James Hall

James R. Hall ’57:  General Hall was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006. He is the chair of the Physical Plant Committee and also serves as vice chair of the Athletic Committee.  He also serves on the Executive, Audit, Trusteeship and Governance Committees, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Land Acquisition. General Hall is a retired Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army and the former President of Morehouse College’s National Alumni Association. He is a graduate of the Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Manager’s Program.

 

Charles James

Charles H. James III ’81: Mr. James was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2001.  He is the vice chair of the Finance Committee. He also serves on the Executive, Student Affairs and Development Committees.  He is the President and CEO of C. H. James & Co.  Mr. James serves on the boards of Wintrust Financial Corporation and Lake Forest Bank & Trust.  He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Dale Jones

Dale E. Jones ’82:  Mr. Jones was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009.  He serves as the chair of the Development Committee. He also serves on the Executive, Compensation, Finance, and Trusteeship and Governance Committees. He is the vice chairman and partner of Heidrick & Struggles. He is also on the board of directors at Kohl’s Corporation and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Donald Knauss

Donald R. Knauss:  Mr. Knauss was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2004.  He serves as the vice chair of the Investment Committee as well as a member of the Development and Physical Plant Committees. He is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clorox Corporation and a graduate of Indiana University. He has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Coca-Cola North America at Coca-Cola Company from February 2004 to August 2006.

Michael Lawson

Michael A. Lawson:  Mr. Lawson was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009.  He serves as the vice chair of the Audit Committee and also serves on the Executive, Compensation and Trusteeship and Governance Committees. He also serves on the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Practices. He is currently a retired partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom LLP. He is also a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and Harvard Law School.

 

 

Robert Levin

Robert J. Levin:  Mr. Levin was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1998. He serves as the treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Executive, Compensation, and Investment Committees. He is the former executive vice president of Fannie Mae. He is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Chicago Business School.

 

 

Kevin McGhee

Kevin McGee ’93:  Mr. McGee was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010. He is the assistant secretary to the Board and serves as chair of the Student Affairs Committee.  He also serves on the Executive, Athletics, and Development Committees. He is the current President of the Morehouse College National Alumni Association.  He is also the Director of Business Development at Accion USA.

 

 

 

Strive Masiyima

Dr. Strive Masiyiwa:  Dr. Masiyiwa was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2012.  He serves on the Development and Educational Policy Committees.  He is the founder and Chairman of The Econet Wireless Group.  He has served on numerous boards and trusts both in Zimbabwe and Internationally.   He is a graduate of the University of Wales.

 

CD Moody

Charles David Moody Jr. ’78:  Mr. Moody was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2012. He is a member of the Athletics, Development and Physical Plant Committees.  He is the founder of C.D. Moody Construction Company and serves as the company’s chief executive officer and president.   

 

Otis Moss Jr

Otis Moss Jr. ’56:   Dr. Moss was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1979. He is vice chair of the Educational Policy Committee and also serves on the Executive, Compensation, and Trusteeship and Governance Committees.  Dr. Moss is Pastor Emeritus at Mount Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio and holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Morehouse School of Religion/Interdenominational Theological Center and a doctorate from United Theological Seminary.

 

Otis Moss III

Rev. Otis Moss III ’92:  Reverend Moss was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2012. He serves on the Student Affairs and Athletics Committees. Rev. Moss is the Pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University then attended Yale University.  

 

Avery Munnings

Avery Munnings ’86:  Mr. Munnings was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2004.  He is the secretary of the Board and chair of the Audit Committee.  He also serves on the Compensation, Executive, Physical Plant, and Trusteeship and Governance Committees, visitor on the Student Affairs Committee and vice chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Practices. He is a partner at the Atlanta office of Deloitte & Touche and is on the Boards of Junior Achievement of Georgia and KIPP Metro Atlanta.

 

Clinton Stevenson

Clinton L. Stevenson:  Mr. Stevenson was elected to Board of Trustees in 1996.  He serves as chair of the Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Executive, Finance, and Compensation Committees and visitor on the Student Affairs Committees. He also serves on the Ad Hoc Committee on Land Acquisition. Mr. Stevenson is the Director of Investment Administration at the Ford Foundation and is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union Investment Committee.

John Thornton

John L Thornton:  Mr. Thornton was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2000.  He serves on the Compensation and Investment Committees. He is the former COO of Goldman Sachs and a Director at Ford Motor Company.  A graduate of Harvard University he has done post graduate work at Oxford and Yale. He is a professor and Director of Global Leadership of Tsinghua University of Beijing.

 

Ralph de la Vega

Ralph de la Vega:  Mr. de la Vega was elected to the Board in 2011. He serves on the Audit and Development Committees. He is the President and CEO of AT&T Mobility and received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Illinois University. He serves on the boards of New York Life Insurance Company, the Georgia Aquarium and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

John Wallace

John A. Wallace:  Mr. Wallace was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1990. He serves as vice chair of the Development Committee and visitor on the Student Affairs Committees. He is also a member of the Executive, Finance, Investment, and Trusteeship and Governance Committees. Formerly a partner at King and Spalding Law Firm, Mr. Wallace currently practices at Wallace, Morrison & Casteel. He is a Trustee for Georgia Eye Bank, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and the Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Dorothy Yancy

Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy:  Dr. Yancy was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008. She serves on the Athletic, Educational Policy and Student Affairs Committees.  Dr. Yancy is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, where she became the first female President of the University. She continued her education at University of Massachusetts and later received the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Atlanta University. Dr. Yancy was the first female president of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

 

Andrew Young

Ambassador Andrew Young:  Ambassador Young was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010. He serves on the Development, Educational Policy and Physical Plant Committees. Ambassador Young is a pastor, civil and human rights leader, former member of Congress, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former mayor of the City of Atlanta. Ambassador Young has received many awards during his career, among them the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award, the Legion d’ Honneur (France), and more than 45 honorary degrees from colleges and universities..

Student Trustees:

 

Boris Dobrijevic

Boris Dobrijevic ’14:    Mr. Dobrijevic serves as vice chair of the Student Affairs Committee. He also is a visiting member of the Physical Plant Committee.

Michael Gatewood

Michael Gatewood ’15:  Mr. Gatewood serves on the Educational Policy, Physical Plant, and Student Affairs Committees of the Board.

 

Anre Washington

Anre Washington ’13:  Mr. Washington serves on the Educational Policy, Physical Plant, and Student Affairs Committees of the Board. He is the president of the Morehouse College Student Government Association.

 

Faculty Trustees:

 

Bryant Marks

Dr. Bryant Marks ’94: Dr. Marks, a professor of Psychology and the Director of the Morehouse Male Initiative, serves on the Educational Policy and Student Affairs Committees.

 

Michael Hodge

Dr. Michael Hodge: Dr. Hodges is chair of the Department of Sociology and a professor. He serves on the Athletics, Physical Plant and Educational Policy Committees.

 

Keith Howard

Dr. Keith Howard: Dr. Howard, a professor of Biology, serves on the Athletic and Educational Policy Committees.

Visitors on Committees:

 

Bryant Marks

Dr. Cheryl L. Allen, CPA:  Dr. Allen is a visiting member of the Audit and Educational Policy Committees of the Board of Trustees.  She is professor of Accounting and the Associate Dean of the Division of Business Administration and Economics.  Dr. Allen earned the Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Georgia and the MBA and BA degrees in accounting from Clark Atlanta University.  She is certified as a CPA in the state of Georgia.

 

 

Michael Hodge

Dr. Maureen Dinges:  Dr. Dinges is a visiting member of the Educational Policy and Student Affairs Committees of the Board of Trustees. She is associate professor of Speech Communications and coordinator of the Speech Communications Program in the Department of English.  She is a board-certified speech-language pathologist.

 

 

Keith Howard

Dr. Martin Rosenman:  Dr. Rosenman is a visiting member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.  He is professor of Psychology and belongs to the American Psychological Association, the Certified Financial Analyst Institute and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.