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
CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Jesse M. Trice, '72, Vice-Chairman
Browning Therapy Group

Dr. Debra Henry Fiser - Secretary
Dept.of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Mr. Ronald W. Newsome, '71, Treasurer
RWN & Associates, LLC.

Mr. Jim Kincannon
AHBI Consolidated, Inc.

Mr. Robert Blue, '68
Retired Business Executive

Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Black College Fund

Dr. Etta F. Carter, '63
Retired Educator

Mr. Herman Davis, '73
PSC National Alumni Association

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

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

Mr. Bob Bailey
President, Bailey Construction

Ms. Lisa A. Menzies
Johnson Controls, Inc. National Energy


Bishop Gary Mueller
Arkansas Area Bishop, United Methodist Church

Mr. Jake Nabholz
Nabholz Construction

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

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

Mr. F.G. "Buddy" Villines, J.D.
Retired County Judge

Mr. Harvey P. Wiley, Sr., '67
Retired CFO/Business Owner

Ex Officio

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

Dr. Cynthia Burroughs
Faculty Representative

Mr. William Kelly, ‘20
President, Student Government Association (2019-2020)



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