Ron Bilbao ’10 – Miami, FL

Ron-BilbaoBilbao is Legislative Specialist at the Florida Education Association (FEA), Florida’s largest association of professional employees with more than 140,000 members. He is a proud Miami native of Venezuelan and Colombian heritage.

Bilbao’s passion for social justice was firmly rooted at a young age. In high school, he served as President of the Miami-Dade County Student Government Association (SGA) where he created the first student-lobbying program leading fellow students to the state capital to advocate for anti-bullying legislation and juvenile justice reform. He also led the SGA in a federal lawsuit against the Miami-Dade County School Board for banning the children’s book, Vamos a Cuba.

At UNC, Bilbao continued his tradition of student-led advocacy through founding of the North Carolina Coalition for College Access, which lobbied state leaders for in-state tuition for undocumented youth. As a first generation college student, he founded the University’s Latina/o center to advance opportunities for this emerging population.

Bilbao returned home to Miami in 2010 to become the lobbyist for the ACLU of Florida. Most recently, he served as Political Director for SEIU Local 1991 representing nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals at the nation’s largest public hospital system, Jackson Health.

In 2014, Bilbao was selected by LatinoLeaders Magazine as one of Miami’s “Leaders of the Future” and was named one of the “30-under-30 Rising Stars in Florida Politics” by Saint PetersBlog.

Bilbao is a founding fellow of the 2012 NLC Miami inaugural class and has since served as Chapter Vice Director and in various roles on the exec team. He also serves on the Board of Directors of SAVE, Miami-Dade’s largest LGBT advocacy organization. Bilbao is a graduate of UNC and lives in Miami.

Kerry D. Bird ’86 – Raleigh, NC

kerry_bird_thumbKerry D. Bird is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of South Dakota and has heritage from the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. He was formerly employed as a Development Officer in the Office of Development at UNC Chapel Hill. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a Masters of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kerry served as a diversity consultant with ProGroup, Inc. for several years. He was previously employed as the interim executive director for Native Americans in Philanthropy and the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center and as project director for the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs.

He is currently a member of the Board of Visitors for UNC, the President of Triangle Native American Society, a former board member of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, and a past President of United Tribes of North Carolina.

Kerry and his husband live in Raleigh.

Jerri L. Bland ’93 m.P.A. – New York, NY

jerri_bland_smallA graduate of the University of New Orleans and UNC’s Master of Public Administration program, Bland is the associate vice president and deputy chief information officer for Columbia University in New York City. Prior to joining Columbia, she served as the assistant vice chancellor for enterprise applications for Carolina. Bland is also pursuing her doctorate in higher education administration from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Ngoc Nguyen Bui ’94 – Raleigh, NC

ngoc_nguyen_thumbNguyen is a Greensboro, N.C. native and the oldest of three to graduate from UNC. As an undergraduate, Nguyen was an active member of the Asian Students Association and served as vice president and president of the Vietnamese Students Association. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy analysis in 1994, then obtained a master’s degree in public administration from N.C. State University in 1996 and a juries doctor from North Carolina Central University in 1999.

She worked with the Land Loss Prevention Project, a non-profit legal organization in Durham, N.C., and joined the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts in 2000 as a research associate. She now serves as a contract specialist with the NC Department of Revenue.

Nguyen has served as a member of the Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity since its inception in 1999. She resides in Raleigh with her husband and two sons.

Maxine Brown-Davis ’74 – Cedar Point, NC

ccm3_035145Maxine Brown-Davis earned her bachelor of science degree in industrial relations in 1974. She retired as chief diversity officer; vice president: human resources for global diversity and general manager for the Corporate Organization Performance Group for The Procter & Gamble Company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brown-Davis was responsible for leading the Global Human Resources organizations for Diversity and Inclusion; Employee Relations; Labor Relations; Organization Performance; Employee/Organization Research/Sensing; Employee Communications and Business Ethics & Compliance.

Outside Procter & Gamble, Brown-Davis worked with non-profit organizations and government agencies on leadership, effective teams, improved operations, strategic planning, organization design/renewal and inclusive management approaches.

Brown-Davis has been recognized by the governor of North Carolina for her work with The Future Focus Committee, by UNC with The Harvey E. Beech Distinguished Alumni Award and was among “Black Health” magazine’s 2010 “25 Most Influential African Americans in Healthcare”. She and her husband, Dr. Derick Davis Jr., are natives of Wilmington, N.C.

Virginia L. Cardenas, MSA ’98, Ed.d ’06 – Raleigh, NC

virginia_cardenas_thumbCárdenas is director of the Magnet School Assistance Program for Wake County Public Schools. She holds a master’s degree in school administration and a Ph.D. in school leadership from UNC. As a teacher, principal and school administrator, she strives to provide all children with a quality education that lays the foundation for success and global citizenship.

She is currently working to help develop systems and structures for countries to better promote and preserve their cultural heritage.

Maribel Carrion ’77, MBA ’86 – Chapel Hill, NC

maribell_carrion_thumbCarrion is one of seven siblings, four of whom received degrees from Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and an M.B.A., both from UNC.

Her career in information technology has taken her around the world, including stints in Mexico and Singapore. She currently serves in Carolina’s Information Technology Services as the campus solutions portfolio director for the ConnectCarolina program-a major system implementation to replace the University’s campus-wide administrative systems.

Inderdeep Chatrath ’88 Ph.D. – Durham, NC

Inderdeep-Chatrath-photo.100x111Chatrath is the director of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action in the Office for Institutional Equity for Duke University and Duke University Health System. In this role, she is responsible for designing studies, compiling and reporting institutional data pursuant to federal regulations, and coordinating research and evaluation studies to identify progress and trends. While at Duke, Chatrath has been responsible for institutional research functions, managed programs for harassment prevention, diversity, and disability management.

Chatrath provides leadership regionally and nationally in contributing to the knowledge and practice of equal opportunity, equity and diversity. She serves on the board of the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA) and helps evaluate, develop and teach courses for the AAAA Professional Development and Training Institute. Dr. Chatrath also holds leadership roles in Consortium of Ivy League and Select Universities and the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners.

She is also an academic advisor to first and second year Duke University students.

Josiah B. Chen ’99 – Cary, NC

Josiah-Chen-photo.100x111Chen is a native of Raleigh, N.C., and graduated as a Johnston Scholar with a degree in Asian Studies. He earned a D.D.S. degree at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He has a general dentistry practice in Morrisville, N.C., is an adjunct clinical professor at the UNC School of Dentistry, and holds memberships in the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

He is married to Wendy Hung Chen ’98 and they have three children: Ryan, Dylan and Avery.

Monica Cloud ’96 – Miami, FL

Monica Cloud ACRED photoCloud was raised in Raleigh, N.C., and devoted her life to public service. Her first foray into politics was as Speaker of Congress at UNC. She earned a bachelor’s degree at UNC, then worked in public policy in Washington, D.C, before heading to law school at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan.

She returned to North Carolina to accept a position with Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice, LLP. She has served as deputy executive director of the N.C. Democratic Party.

During the 2008 primaries, Cloud served as deputy political director for the Hillary for President campaign in North Carolina. During the 2008 general election, she served as chief financial officer for the Hagan Senate Committee. Currently, Cloud is the chief financial officer for Kendrick Meek for Florida senate campaign in Miami, Fla.

Grace Choung Davidson ’88 – Atlanta, GA

grace-choung.100x111With more than 18 years of business experience, Choung managed a branch of a national bank in North Carolina, owned a sports marketing business covering the Pacific Rim and opened an office for a “Fortune 100” company in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a business consultant to one of the country’s largest executive recruiting companies helping non-profitable offices reach profitability. Today she is the powerhouse behind Kai–The Medical Spa.

Choung holds a degree in speech communications. She is on the Executive Board Committee of The Rams Club and the steering committee of the UNC Alumni Association of Atlanta. She is also a member of the Junior League of Atlanta, an ambassador for Sandy Springs Business Association, a member of the North Fulton County and Johns Creek Chambers of Commerce. Other community involvement includes the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association, the High Museum of Art, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Buckhead Church. In her spare time, Choung enjoys volunteering for the American Heart Association, Breast Cancer awareness groups and other charities.

Daryl Davis ’00 – Stafford, VA

daryl_davis_thumbDavis is the founder of The Parrish Companies of Washington, D.C., which holds interests in industries including financial investment and advisory services; marketing and public relations; commercial lending and philanthropy. Davis guides the company’s vision and direction, overseeing corporate development, strategic growth and operational excellence.

Davis launched his career as a management trainee, and went on to serve the Wachovia Corporation in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, He was later named vice president and director of Riggs Bank in Washington, D.C., and oversaw its merger with PNC Bank, where he now serves as vice president and market manager.

Davis holds an Omega Certification for commercial financial documentation analysis. He serves on numerous boards and committees of both community and professional organizations.

Davis is a native of Rocky Mount, N.C., and graduated from Carolina with degrees in sports administration and communications: public relations.

Derek J. Davis ’96 – Morrisville, NC

Davis earned his Business Administration degree from UNC in 1996. He and his wife Dana live in Morrisville, NC.

James C. Dockery ’83 – Richardson, TX

Dockery-150Dockery is an attorney who serves as the Assistant Vice President for Institutional equity and Compliance at The University of Texas at Dallas. He provides leadership and oversight to ensure UTD is compliant, proactive, and responsive to issues involving campus wide compliance programs, diversity and inclusion efforts regarding employment, the Affirmative Action Plan, and related regulations and initiatives. Dockery recently retired from the United States Air Force Judge Advocate Corps. It was there that he received three Meritorious Service Medals; two Commendation Medals; and an Achievement Medal.

Dockery has successfully served in various positions, including Special Assistant United States Attorney; Criminal Defense Counsel; and as a Trial Advocacy Instructor at the Air Force JAG School.

A native of Laurinburg, NC, Dockery and his wife, Jeri, reside in Richardson, TX.

Candace Harke ’05 – Lumberton, NC

candace-harke-headshotHarke is a native of Fayetteville, N.C. She earned her BA in Communications and JD in Law from UNC. She currently works as a Staff Attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (Pembroke Office). Harke is a member of ACRED, the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Alumni Board and the Beta Pi Professional Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority. She is also a member of the Lumbee Tribe of NC. Harke stays actively involved in the Robeson County Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors for Southeastern Family Violence Center and the United Way of Robeson County. She lives in Lumberton, NC.

Felecia C. Harris ’87 – Charlotte, NC

felecia-harris-headshot  Harris is Founder and President of Educational Enhancement, Inc., which provides training and consulting to organizations and individuals in the areas of leadership, team and professional development and diversity. She is a diversity coach in the McColl Executive MBA program at Queens University. A partial list of clients she has worked with include: Duke Energy, Spectra Gas, Girl Scouts, UNC-Charlotte, City of Charlotte, City of Durham, Charlotte Housing Authority, Citizens Schools, Foundation for the Carolinas, U.S. Probation Office, Charlotte & Washington, D.C. 4th Circuit and Carolinas Healthcare System. She is a sought after speaker in the areas of Diversity and Professional Development and author of “What Color Are Your Jellybeans? Intersections of Generation, Race, Sex, Culture and Gender” Dr. Harris was a NCAA Student-Athlete at UNC-Chapel Hill in Track & Field and ACC Long Jump Champion. She received the prestigious Jim Tatum Memorial Award given annually to the most outstanding graduating student-athlete at the university. She is also a graduate of UNC-Charlotte and North Carolina State University. Dr. Harris teaches in the Africana Studies Department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UNC-Charlotte and was named one of the 200 Most Influential African Americans in Charlotte by the Urban League. She lives in Charlotte with her husband Attorney Ken Harris and her children Sydney and Christian.

 

Gerald V. Holmes ’85 – Greensboro, NC

Gerald Holmes

Holmes is the Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator at the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).  As a member of the Libraries’ administrative faculty, Holmes led the creation of the Libraries’ Post MLS Diversity Residency Program and its Diversity Committee.  As the Diversity Coordinator, he took on the additional responsibility as a Co-Principal Investigator for three Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grants designed to recruit and prepare minority librarians for serving their communities in the 21st Century.  As a credit to his work, 55 librarians from underrepresented populations are now working.

Holmes serves on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UNCG.  He is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA), Association of College and Research Libraries, the Black Caucus of ALA, and the North Carolina Library Association.

Holmes was named the American Library Association 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree for his contributions to the library profession and his promotion of diversity within it. In 2015, he received the Black Caucus of ALA Distinguished Service to the Library Profession Award and the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award from the UNC General Alumni Association.

Holmes earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and his Master of Science in Library Science from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS). He serves as a co-chair of the SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee.

His research interests include diversity issues, reference desk services, and the promotion of librarianship as a career.  Holmes is a Life Member of both Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the UNC General Alumni Association. He and his wife, Sharon, also a UNCC 49er and a Tar Heel, have a daughter, Veronica, and a son, Aaron.

Melinda M. Kaiser ’85 – Charlotte, NC

Melinda-Kaiser-photo-150x150Kaiser chairs the American Indian Subcommittee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from UNC in 1985. Kaiser is a member of the Choctaw Nation and serves on the External Advisory Board for the American Indian Center.

Kaiser has had a successful career in information technology and is employed as an information technology project coordinator at Wells Fargo (through TekSystems). Prior to that, she was with IBM for 14 years. Since leaving IBM, she has completed a project management certificate program and was selected for a 15-week Business Intelligence Data Analyst scholarship program.

Her areas of support at UNC include the American Indian Center, Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Faculty Mentoring Award and University Libraries.

Jennifer Manning ’89, MLS ’91 – Washington, DC

manningcrsheadshotrManning is a Senior Research Librarian at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies and a master’s degree in library science, both from UNC. Of Cherokee heritage, Manning’s interests include promoting diversity in the library and information science professions as well as the expansion of international study and career opportunities for minority students.

At UNC, Manning was a charter resident of the UNITAS multicultural residential learning program, and was active in the Carolina Indian Circle and the Association of International Students.

Manning is a Life Member of both the American Library Association and the UNC General Alumni Association, and chairs the student financial aid committee of the District of Columbia Library Association. She is active in the American Indian Library Association and serves as liaison between the Congressional Research Service and its European parliamentary counterparts.

Priscilla Maynor ’11 – Holly Springs, NC

Priscilla MaynorA native of Lumberton, NC, Maynor earned her Doctor in Education degree in Educational Leadership from UNC. Maynor is a member of the American Indian Center External Advisory Board. She is also with the School of Education’s Educational Leadership program, as an adjunct professor.
Maynor is the founder and principal of imaginEd Partners, LLC. She is also a systems-focused education strategist, facilitator and collaborator, who is recognized in national circles for her broad knowledge base and progressive leadership in public education spanning from early childhood through K-12 and higher education. As an American Indian female who was educated in mainstream schools, she has an affinity for indigenous and underserved youth who are not faring well in the current educational system. Maynor views her work as an opportunity to serve and offer her diverse and unique set of perspectives to equipping educators and leaders to innovate and make social change happen. She started imaginED Partners to serve as the catalyst for innovation to transform the educational and economic future of indigenous and underserved children, families and communities. Maynor lives in Holly Springs, N.C.

Timothy McNeill ’92 – Raleigh, NC

Timothy-McNeillMcNeill earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from the UNC School of Public Health. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa and earned an LL.M. Degree in Law and Entrepreneurship from Duke University School of Law. McNeil serves as corporate counsel and manager, regulatory affairs for Centene Corporation; a Fortune 150 multi-line healthcare company.  Prior to working with Centene, McNeill founded RTP Law | McNeill Law Offices, PLLC, in Research Triangle Park. Prior to his law practice, McNeill held senior healthcare management roles in hospitals and health plans in North Carolina, New Mexico and Iowa. In 1995 the American College of Healthcare Executives awarded him standing as a Board Certified Healthcare Executive.  McNeill served honorably as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps after completing undergraduate studies at UNC-Pembroke.

McNeill is a registered member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and was a member of the Carolina Indian Circle. Also, he served as Vice President of the University of Iowa Native American Law Student Association and the Native American Student Association at Duke University.  Currently, McNeill serves as Co-Chairman of the North Carolina American Indian Health Board and as a Board member of the N.C. Indian Economic Development Initiative.

Orlando Melendez ’00 – Durham, NC

First Puerto Rican in 91 years to become part of the Harlem Globetrotters.  Partner  designer at nbaxterdesign in and      orlando-melendez-headshot                 Durham, NC. Nbaxterdesign is a local interior designer company focused on residential design. We also were part of the design team of HGTV show LOVE IT or LIST IT season 11.

Lucrecia Moore ’92 – Charlotte, NC

Lucrecia_MooreMoore is the Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Bank of America Merchant Services. She holds a BA degree in English from UNC and a JD from Marquette University Law School. In addition to serving as vice chair of the African-American subcommittee for ACRED, Moore is also a member of the General Alumni Association. She is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Shalom Project in her hometown of Winston-Salem, NC. In addition, she was recognized as the first attorney at BB&T to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program. Also, Moore is a Certified Long Distance Running Coach and a triathlete. She lives in Charlotte, N.C.

Josmell Perez ’12 M.A. – Durham, NC

jperezPerez is the Assistant Director for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and coordinator of the Carolina/o Collaborative in Higher Education. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in Psychology and Spanish and earned an MA from the UNC School of Education. Perez, who was born in Lima, Peru and moved at the age of five with his family to Northern New Jersey, helped to create the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative, Latina/o Alumni Reunion and other initiatives. He resides in Morrisville, NC.

Christopher Riddick ’00 – Washington, D.C.

Christopher Riddick

Riddick works as a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton where he focuses on change management and human capital engagements for a variety of federal government agencies. Also, he serves as a grant reviewer for the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education. On ACRED, Riddick chairs the African-American subcommittee and is responsible for assisting with university fundraising efforts.

Riddick is a founding member of the board of directors of the Grassroots Education Project, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization focused on strengthening relationships between neighborhood schools and their surrounding communities. He also served as the vice chair of the founding board of directors of Somerset Prep DC Public Charter School. Riddick is a proud alumnus of Education Pioneers, serving as a summer 2009 fellow in Washington, DC, an inaugural member of the EP DC Metro alumni board in 2011, and chair of the board in 2012.

Riddick received both his B.A. in Public Policy Analysis and Master of Public Administration at UNC. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Mu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a drum major in the marching band. Riddick also holds a Master of Science in Education degree from Indiana University. He is pursuing his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education.

Riddick is originally from Gates, NC and currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife and son. They are happily expecting a daughter who is due to arrive this October.

Matthew Patrick Shaw ’02 – Chicago, IL

matt-shaw-headshotShaw is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development and an Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School. Currently a post-doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation, Dr. Shaw’s scholarship blends econometrics, critical legal history, and sociological theory to define rights and promote civic awareness and participation. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he holds a doctorate in quantitative policy analysis from Harvard University and a law degree from Columbia University. While at Carolina, he was inducted into the Order of the Grail-Valkyries and was active in the Black Student Movement, Campus-Y, and the Mu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Tyler Thomas ’09 – Pembroke, NC

Tyler Thomas photo tester.jpg

Thomas is a native of Pembroke, N.C. and a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. As an undergraduate he earned a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and later earned a Master’s in Public Administration from UNC’s School of Government.

While at UNC, Thomas served as President of the Carolina Indian Circle and as Native American Programs Coordinator in the Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Also, he is a member of Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.

After graduation, Thomas worked as Director of Business Development & Diversity for Metcon, Inc., a construction management firm. He manages the Robeson County License Plate Agency in Lumberton, NC.  Thomas is also the Town Manager for the Town of Pembroke, NC.

Tiffiny A. Tung ’00 M.A., ’04 Ph.D. – Nashville, TN

Tiffiny A. Tung is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology at UNC-CH in 2004. She is an anthropological

bioarchaeologist who analyzes mummies and skeletons from archaeological contexts in the Peruvian Andes to document their health status and lived experience. Broadly, her research interests include paleopathology, violence-related trauma, ancient foodways and nutrition, and the use of the body and body parts in ancient rituals. More specifically, she conducts research on what she has termed the “bioarchaeology of imperialism”, which aims to elucidate the biocultural impact of archaic forms of imperialism and state policies on community health.

Teaching runs deep in Professor Tung’s family, going back seven generations (according to family lore). Perhaps this has shaped her love of teaching, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, whether in the classroom, the lab, or the field. At Vanderbilt, she has received the Chancellor’s Cup for excellence in teaching outside of the classroom, the Madison Saratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Margaret Cunningham Women’s Center Mentoring Award.

She is the Chair of the Minority Scholarship Committee for the Society for American Archaeology, and she serves on several editorial boards and grant panels.

Rhesa Versola ’87 – Pittsboro, NC

Versola earned her BA in Journalism from UNC. She is actively involved with the UNC Diversity Program for Minority Journalists, as well as ACRED. Versola, a former newspaper journalist turned clinical research director, is taking a sabbatical from her career to experience life first hand as a breast cancer warrior. She resides in Pittsboro, NC.

Claudia Viveros ’89 – Chapel Hill, NC

claudia_viveros_thumbViveros co-chairs the Latina/o Subcommittee.

A native of Santiago, Chile, Viveros came to the United States in 1974 and became an American citizen in 1988. She graduated from UNC with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Viveros is employed at Quintiles Transnational Corp. in Research Triangle Park, N.C., since 1990. She currently serves as director of organizational development and effectiveness within Global Human Resources.

In addition to her work with the University, Viveros is involved with Reality Ministries of Durham, N.C., the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the Food Bank of North Carolina.

She is married to fellow Tar Heel Tim Mehringer,’87,’91. They reside in Chapel Hill with their three children.

Reyna Walters-Morgan ’99 – Washington, DC

reyna_walters_thumbWalters holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Carolina and a law degree from the Howard University School of Law. A dedicated supporter of higher education, Waters worked with the N.C. General Assembly and the Higher Education Bond Campaign and Oversight Committee from 1999-2003. She is currently an attorney working out of Ohio.

At UNC, Walters was the first African-American female to be elected student body president, was an active member of the Theta Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and volunteered with the Campus Y.


Advisory Status

  • Teresa Carol Artis ‘83
  • Danny Bell
  • Wade Hampton Chestnut III ‘66
  • Tosha Denise Downey, JD ‘04
  • Roy DeVonne Flood, Jr. ’86, MD ‘91
  • Leon Herndon ’87, MD ‘91
  • Michael Denard Kennedy ‘79