Board of Trustees

The College's Administration works with the Board of Trustees to shape policy and direction for the institution. The leadership and service provided by these distinguished and committed men and women of the Board of Trustees are greatly valued. Trustees who earn Emeritus status are recognized and honored for their past extraordinary service. 

Dr. Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury - Chairwoman
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Jesse M. Trice, '72, Vice-Chairman
Marriage and Family Therapist
Browning Therapy Group

Dr. Debra Henry Fiser - Secretary
University of Arkansas Medical System

Mr. Ronald W. Newsome, '71, Treasurer
Stonehenge Capital Company, LLC

Mr. Jim Kincannon
AHBI Consolidated, Inc.

Mr. Robert Blue, '68
Exxon Mobil

Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson
Assistant General Secretary 
General Board of Higher Education  Black College Fund

Dr. Etta F. Carter, '63
Retired Educator
New York City Public Schools

Dr. Terry Esper, '96
Associate Professor of Logistics
The Ohio State University,
Fisher College of Business

Dr. Terrance D. Grant-Malone
St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Houston, Texas

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bailey
Bailey Construction Company

Ms. Lisa A. Menzies-Earvin
Solutions Business Development Director
Johnson Controls, Inc. National Energy

Bishop Gary Mueller
Arkansas Area Bishop
United Methodist Church

Mr. Jake Nabholz
President, South Region
Nabholz Construction


Rev. Mark Norman, '94
District Superintendent 
Arkansas Conference
United Methodist Church

Dr. Tionna Jenkins, '01
Senior Advisor, Health Equity
Clinton Foundation - Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI)

Mr. F.G. "Buddy" Villines, J.D.
LEED Green Associate
Retired, County Judge - Pulaski County

Dr. Patti Freemyer Martin
Director, Ambulatory Care Services
Arkansas Children’s Hospital 

Mrs. Karyn Bradford Coleman, ‘14
Chief of Staff
Democratic Party of Arkansas

Dr. Maurice D. Gipson
Vice Chancellor for Inclusion,
Diversity and Equity
University of Missouri 

Mr. Roderick L. Dunn
National President
PSC National Alumni Association


Dr. Roderick L. Smothers, Sr.
President/CEO, Philander Smith College

Dr. Joseph J. Jones
Faculty Representative
Department of Political Science

Mr. Keilan Patterson
2020-2021 Student Government Association Representative

Mr. David Lewis
Staff Liaison to the Board of Trustees


Dr. Charles W. Donaldson, '69
Ms. Lottie Shackelford, '79
Mr. Charles O. Stewart
Mr. Sherman Tate, '70

MG (Ret) Harold Gwatney
Rev. Larry W. Ross, '69