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Erika Jefferson

National Program Director - STEM

Erika Jefferson is the President and Founder of Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE), an organization and HBCU Foundation program focused on bridging the leadership gap for Black women in STEM.  She received a MBA from Georgia Tech and a BS in Chemical Engineering from LSU.   Erika speaks at and hosts national events throughout the country.

Kendra M. Sharp

Member of the Board - Donor Relations

As Director of Donor Relations at Wilberforce University, Kendra is responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating an institution-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship system that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.

Alethea E. Gaddis


Ms. Gaddis is a Principal of Veritas Consulting, LLC™ with 15+ years specializing in non-profit and faith-based formation, non-profit board training and development, programming planning and development, and grant-writing.  Other areas include college access counseling and programming, strategic planning and youth leadership development. Ms. Gaddis established the Willie L. Gaddis Scholarship for Business, Vivian A. Gaddis […]

Dante Lee

Member of the Board

Dante Lee is the president and CEO of Diversity City Media, an African American marketing and public relations firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 2000, this award-winning company is known for its marquee online businesses and Showcased in Ebony’s 2010 Young Entrepreneurs List, Lee is also the co-founder of the social networking […]

Daniel Moss

Executive Director - Chairman of the Board

A proud alumnus of Clalfin University, Daniel Moss serves as Chairman & Executive Director of The HBCU Foundation™, and oversees the strategic vision of the organization. Daniel serves as Chief People Person for, the largest HBCU-related organization in existence, and joined his brother William Moss (CEO) to lead business development efforts in 2000.   For […]

John Marshall

Member of the Board

Currently serving as VP Program Management at Macmillan Learning, John Marshall is an Accomplished Executive with a consistent record of leading global organizations to achieve market leadership in multiple business sectors, as well as a successful entrepreneur with a longstanding track record of successfully developing and instituting best in class next-generation business products and capabilities in […]

Howard R. Jean

Member of the Board

Howard R. Jean is the Principal of SEIL; a boutique education based consulting firm that specializes in collaborating with organizations and institutions to help develop unique and innovate programs to address multi-faceted issues that affect specific communities. SEIL has provided services to various organizations in South Carolina, Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, New York, Massachusetts […]

Dennis Richmond Jr.

Director - HBCU Advocacy Initiative

While at Claflin, Dennis was actively involved on campus, in the community and has received numerous awards and scholarships. Dennis is currently a member of the National Action Network, Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society, the New York Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Who’s Who Among Students in American […]

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