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Wilberforce University Board of Trustees

At Wilberforce University, we are proud of and thankful for the important roles that the members of our Board of Trustees play, not only here at Wilberforce, but also in their professional, cultural, spiritual, and community pursuits.

Chancellor 2022
Bishop Anne Henning Byfield
Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)
Elected 2022


Dr. Mark A. Wilson, Class of 2009
President and CEO
Chime Solutions
Elected 2013


Vice Chairman
Mr. Joe Turner
GSA IT Contractor
Universal Electronics Inc.
Elected May 2014


University President
Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard
22nd President
Wilberforce University
Elected February 2018


Dr. Richard Allen Lewis
International African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church
Elected May 2013


Rev. Paul P. Martin Esq.
Pastor of St. Mark AME Church
Principal, Law Office of Paul P. Martin
Elected November 2014


Mr. John Tolbert III, Class of 1970
Director of Community
Primary One Health Center &
Professor of Health Care, Franklin University
Elected May 2014


Ms. Adrienne Trimble
VP and Chief Diversity Officer
Elected November 2014


Ms. Barbara Johnson
President & CEO
Premier Health Partners
Elected December 2016


Attorney Angela T. Rye
Principal and CEO
IMPACT Strategies
Elected December 2016


Mr. Paxton Baker
Managing Partner
Liquid Soul Media
Elected May 2018


Rev Jermaine Covington
Saint John AME Church
Elected January 2019

Mr. Rick Wade
VP of Strategic Alliances and Outreach
Elected January 2019


Mr. Nate Jenkins, Class of 1981
Leadership Consultant – Retired Corporate Executive
Elected September 2020


Mr. Marcus Henderson
Chief Financial Officer
African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)
Elected September 2021


Mr. James Stafford III, Class of 1973 
Wilberforce University National Alumni Association
Elected February 2022


Mr. Tom Maultsby
President and CEO
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area
Elected May 2022


Mr. Alexander Murphy
Elected Student Representative
Wilberforce University Student Government Association (SGA)
Elected May 2022


Col. Dr. William R. Lee
Trustee Emerita
[Ret.] Colonel, U.S. Army
Elected May 2013


Dr. Jamye Coleman-Williams, Class of 1938
Trustee Emerita
[Ret.] Professor Emeriti, Tennessee State University
In Memorial


Rev. Dr. Floyd Alexander
Trustee Emerita
[Ret.] United Pastors and Missions Coordinator of Cleveland
Senior Administrator of the Third District of A.M.E. Church, Cleveland (OH)
Elected August 2015


Rev. Dr. Nelson Rivers III
Trustee Emerita
Vice President, Religious Affairs and External Relation
National Action Network
Pastor, Charity Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston (SC)
Elected August 2015

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