The Tuskegee University Board of Trustees unanimously selected the seventh President of Tuskegee University – Brian Johnson, Ph.D. Dr. Johnson is currently the Interim Vice President for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant Provost/Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarkesville, Tennessee. Dr. Brian Johnson will assume the role of president on June 15th, 2014, succeeding Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon.
At age 40, Dr. Johnson is one of the youngest individuals to be selected president of an HBCU in recent years. Dr. Johnson is a dynamic, proven leader with outstanding qualifications who will carry on the university’s vision of inspiring, supporting and educating the hands, hearts and minds of the next generation of great leaders.
We’re looking forward to speaking with you!
As you may know, under the leadership of the 7th President of Tuskegee University, Brian L. Johnson, Ph.D., Tuskegee University is becoming an Outcomes-Oriented Organization. Tuskegee’s 7th President promises to be “Transparent, Consistent, Collaborative and Communicative” with the Tuskegee community as a whole. His strategic plan will target these specific areas:
Creating a Student Centered Culture: Student Success, Student Engagement and Parent-Student Satisfaction
Fully Inaugurating 21st Century Higher Education at Tuskegee University: (Through) Innovative and Expanded Academic Programming and Instruction, Infrastructure and Technology
Administering Efficient Resource Management: Data-informed decision-making and Effective Human Resource and Personnel Management
Obtaining a Marked and Increased Enrollment: Recruitment, Retention and Persistence
Fostering a Culture of Advancement and Development: Diverse Portfolio of Fundraising
You are an important member of the Tuskegee community, and we hope you are as excited as we are about this new direction. This strategy will ensure that TU stays competitive and a Tuskegee University degree increases in value!
In support of this journey and TU at large, we are about to start our fall phonathon. In the coming weeks, you will be contacted by one of our student callers to discuss the importance of annual giving, which has a direct impact on how successful we are at Tuskegee University. Please take a moment to answer our call and give as generously as you can.
Thank you, in advance, for your time and support. Our students look forward to speaking with you.
Source:Roy C. Nunn, ‘71, Office of Development
Curtis Campbell, Tuskegee University Athletic Director announced the full 10-game broadcast schedule The Golden Tigers Sports Network makes its return to the air waves (via the world wide web) after a 15-plus year absence. The broadcast team is led by veteran HBCU Play-by-Play Announcer Jonathan Spells, with 30 plus years in the broadcast booth. This is Jonathan’s second stint with “The Golden Tigers”.
Joining the team is rookie color commentator Richard Moncrief. Richard is no rookie when it comes to football, having played Quarterback in the ACC at Clemson. The network’s engineer is veteran broadcaster and Macon County native Mel Marshall.
The Golden Tigers Sports Network is developed and produced by Events Promotions LLC of Montgomery. Events Promotions LLC CEO Steve Myers was the first Tuskegee Institute football broadcaster on WBIL in the early 70’s. The full 10 game schedule, sponsored by McDonald’s of Tuskegee, starts on Saturday September 6th to view the full football schedule Click Here
Source: Steve Myers Events Promotions LLC
I present to you the TNAA President Report for the 2012-2014 years. We have traveled this TNAA road with you over the last 2 years and we have had many successes. Sometimes success has come slower than and not as frequently as we had hoped, but we remain excited about TNAA’s accomplishments and its future.
Tuskegee University Dorm Renovation Challenge
Tuskegee University alumni and friends, we invite you to help make our university ready for the 21st Century and future students. Please join our Alumni Dorm Renovation Challenge project, sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs.
The Tuskegee University National Athletics Association (TUNAA) Athletics Legacy Walkway Project is underway. Please for details about the project and how to purchase a brick. For further information contact TUNAA Executive Director James Arrington at 706-992-8274 or by e-mail and jaarington715(at)hotmail.com
Tuskegee University in Alabama has launched a yearlong celebration to honor the 150th anniversary of the birth of George Washington Carver. The pioneering scientist will be the subject of a series of lectures and other events held throughout 2014. In April 2014, the National Park Service reopened the George Washington Carver Museum on campus, previously closed for renovations.
George Washington Carver was born into slavery in 1864. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Iowa State University and began a 47-year career at our alma mater, Tuskegee University in 1897. Carver’s expertise developed several alternative crops that could be grown on fields that had been used exclusively for cotton. Among these crops were peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes. Carver also developed products such as dyes, paints, cosmetics, and foodstuffs that could be made from these alternative crops.
As champions of this institution, our paramount task is identifying the next president of Tuskegee University who embraces the principles of our founder and embodies the spirit we all feel as soon as we step foot on campus or take a walk past Grey Columns. We are continuing to move forward in this critical effort.
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, we will come together to honor the commitment and achievements of this year’s graduating class at the Daniel “Chappie” James Center. Like so many before them, Tuskegee University graduates will reflect on their academic journeys and begin a new phase in their life ahead as leaders in their communities and industries.
New horizons are upon us and I hope you will join me in embracing this new season with
The Alabama Power Company board of directors has elected Jonathan Porter vice president of Human Resources and Ethics, effective Feb. 1, 2014.