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Alabama A&M president announces Alumni Advisory Council

The 15 member group will enhance student development and alumni involvement with the school.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama A&M's new president, Daniel K. Wims, is looking for a little help from those who know the school well...former students who have gone on to careers in business and entrepreneurship.

The intent is for the Alumni Advisory Council to engage alumni in the development of long-range planning and "the means through which the alumni sector can help meet University needs."

The school also wants to increase alumni involvement in the recruitment of quality students, the search for meaningful internship opportunities, and the career placement of graduates. The Council will be part of this.

AAMU says that Wims has "charged the new Council with not only identifying development needs, but also with helping to fund and sustain support of those identified areas in need through various fundraising activities."

The members are:

  • Mr. Jamal Ali, Account Director, Burrell Communications
  • Mrs. Karla Baker, General Manager, Epcot (Disney)
  • Ms. Henrika Buchanan, Senior Vice President, National Practice Consultant
  • Ms. Dorothy Brice, County Extension Agent, Member of Normal Legacy Society
  • Mr. Julian Green, Senior Vice President, Communications and Community Affairs, Chicago Cubs
  • Mrs. Sarah Hrobowski, Retired Educator, Mobile, Ala.
  • Mr. Russell Jackson, Business Banker, Fifth Third Bank
  • Ms. Sandra Lyles Jackson, Logistics Management Specialist, U. S. Army Material Command
  • Mr. Ronald McIntosh, Boeing Retiree, Member of Normal Legacy Society
  • Mr. Alex Okeke, Retired, Department of Transportation
  • Mrs. Melissa Presnell, Managing Partner, Presnell and Presnell, LLC
  • Mr. Jermaine Ralph, Insurance Executive, Ralph and Associates
  • Mrs. Alice Sams, Program Director for Special Projects, Madison County Commission
  • Dr. SanYvette Williams-Foy, Veterinarian, N-Motion Home Veterinary Care

 Ex Officio:           

  • Mrs. Sandra S. Stubbs, Director of Alumni Affairs
  • Dr. Allen P. Vital, Interim Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Advancement
  • Dr. Roderick Dewayne Watts, University Trustee

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