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Black College Fund Council of Presidents

The fund supports the 11 historically black colleges and universities related to the church — the largest number of black colleges and universities backed by any church body in the United States. The presidents of these institutions make up the Black College Fund Council of Presidents. Scroll below to find their names and contact information for their offices. 

Bennett College

Suzanne Walsh


900 East Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 517-2225

Assistant: Elizabeth Hartwig

Bethune-Cookman University

William Berry

Acting President

640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-2001

Assistant: Fanita Kirkland Lewis

Claflin University

Dwaun J. Warmack


400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 535-5412

Vice President and Chief of Staff:
Dr. Cletra Peters

Senior Administrative Assistant:
Kerri S. Walker

Clark Atlanta University

George T. French Jr.


223 James P. Brawley Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 880-8500

Sr. Executive Assistant:
Toni L. Fannin

Dillard University

Rochelle L. Ford


2601 Gentilly Boulevard
Rosenwald Hall 
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 816-4640

Assistant: Chelsea Dureseaux

Huston-Tillotson University

Melva K. Wallace


900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702-2795
(512) 505-3002

Executive Associate:
Kenneth R. Crawford, Jr., Ph.D.

Meharry Medical College

James E. K. Hildreth


1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 327-6904

Assistant: Kimberly Stevenson

Paine College

Cheryl Evans Jones


1235 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901-3182
(706) 821-8339

Coordinator: Frances Wimberly

Philander Smith University

Cynthia Bond Hopson
President (Interim) 

900 Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 370-5314

Assistant: Anita Hatley

Rust College

Robert M. Dixon

President (Interim)

150 Rust Avenue
Holly Springs, MS 38635
(662) 252-4016
President’s Office Manager:
Willa Terry

Wiley College

Herman J. Felton, Jr.


711 Wiley Avenue
Marshall, TX 75670
(903) 927-3201

Assistant: Cassandra Johnson

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