Education: B.S. Civil Engineering Technology
Current Job Status: Retired
Qualifications: 30 plus years of project and program management of multi-million dollar transportation capital investments. Short and long term planning experience of regional and statewide transportation needs.
ALTON W. ROYAL-Vice Chair
Education: B.S/MEd. degrees
Current Job Status: Retired
Qualifications: Served as Counselor to college Students; assistant VP Student Affairs; Director Student Financial Aid; Director/Coordinator of scholarships and private grants. As Director of Financial Aid, planned/organized/directed and administrated a comprehensive program involving an estimated 16,000+ applicants annually. Also managed scholarships and private grants programs for the FAMU Foundation.
MICHAEL E. BROWN -Treasurer
Education: B.S Accounting; Masters Applied Social Sciences
Current Job Status: Director, Investments, FAMU Foundation
Qualifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA); 30 plus years of financial experience as an Auditor, Economic Development Professional, and Investment Director. Knowledgeable experience in evaluating investments opportunities as well as dealing with auditing/compliance issues.
WANDA L. FORD - Secretary
Education: B.S. Accounting; M.S. Organizational Management; D.M. Management In Organization Leadership
Current Job Status: Interim Director, Title III Programs, FAMU.
Qualifications: 4 years banking/accounting experience; and 13 years experiences at the upper-management level to include: Director of Contracts & Grants and Director of Sponsored Research at FAMU. Also is an experienced grants writer/administrator.
MICHAEL R. SIMMONS
Education: B.S/M.S Computer Information Science
Current Job Status: Infrastructure Lead/Security Manager, FAMU Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Qualifications: Has experience in software engineering; Check-Point Firewall CCs, Microsoft Certified System Engineer, Creston Digital Medial Certified System Engineer. Assigned as a Technical Manager on three projects through the complete Software Development Life Cycle. Served as PeopleSoft Environment Information Manager, BlueCross/BlueShield, and Jacksonville, FL.
Education: B.S. Accounting SBI
Current Job Status: Assistant V/P for Business and Finance for Academic Affairs, Florida A&M University
Qualifications: Serves as V/P for business and finance for Academic Affairs; 25 years budget/finance and auditing experience with the State of Florida. Served as interim Budget Director of FAMU; also served as Athletic Business Director. Monitors a $100 million budget for the 12 schools, colleges and other units at FAMU. Provides guidance and recommendations to the Deans and Directors on fiscal matters.
GWENDOLYN J. SPENCER
Education: B.S Social Welfare; M.S. Social work; Jurist Doctorate.
Current Job Status: Attorney At-Law
Qualifications: Manages a law practice office, including but not limited to following areas of practice: Real-Estate Law, Elder Law, Guardianship, Probate Wills and Trusts. Also represents individuals, businesses and institutions in legal matters