Published on February 5, 2020 by Sarah Cain  

The Samford Black Alumni Association recently elected 12 new members to its Board of Directors. The board is comprised of Samford alumni who are passionate about furthering the mission of the Samford Black Alumni Association to strengthen the legacy of educational attainment and excellence of black Samford students. The Samford Black Alumni Association is an official extension of the Samford University Alumni Association.  Officers of SBAA are Jewel Littleton-Williams (President), Kendell Jno-Finn (Vice-President) and Jason Long (Secretary). 

Newly elected board members, who will serve a three-year term, include:

Michelle Bradford, director of legal affairs at Gadsden State Community College

Reginald Calvert, senior pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church 

Jennifer Coleman, professor at Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing 

Lee Eason, Junior ROTC instructor for the State of Alabama

Lee Frazier, city clerk for the City of Birmingham

Pam Jackson, chief nurse of education services at VA Medical Center

Michael Johnson, retired, U.S. Navy and Department of Veteran Affairs

Tineka Peoples, educator for Birmingham City Schools

Glenn Terrell, staff research at Birmingham Water Works Board

Regina Thompson, superintendent of Fairfield City Schools 

Kayla Ward, associate professor at Oakwood University 

Rokeia Westbrook, assistant to the Dean in Samford’s School of Health Professions

Meet the new board members and learn more about the Samford Black Alumni Association at its next event, the African American Alumni and Friends Luncheon, on Monday, April 6.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.