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Johnson Elected President of Tuskegee University

Brian L JohnsonThe 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.

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Annual Giving Fall Phonathon

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

Golden Tigers Sports Network Returns

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

Tuskegee University Celebrates George Washington Carver

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.

Tuskegee Chairman of the Trustee Board

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
enthusiasm.

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