Board of Trustees
Mark Hatcher - Chair
Mark Hatcher is an attorney and partner with the Columbus law firm Baker & Hostetler, LLP. He specializes in corporate and commercial law transactions, healthcare tansactions, and regulatory compliance.
He was named as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" and recognized in Who's Who in Black Columbus where he received the renowned Emerging Leaders Award. He serves on numerous boards including the Next Generation Development Corporation, Ohio Minoirty Supplier Development Council, King Arts Complex, Ohio Physicians Health Program and Isabelle Ridgway Care Center.
Mr. Hatcher earned a J.D. from Capital University Law School, cum laude, where he was business editor for Capital University Law Review and a member of the Order of the Curia. He earned an LL.M. in Business and Taxation from Capital University Law School, and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University. He earned his B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Linda D. Dukes-Campbell - Vice Chair
Linda Dukes-Campbell received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Central State University in 1975, and completed the first year of her Master’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University in 1976. She has nearly 20 years of broadcasting experience, having worked as a reporter, News and Public Affairs Director, and Assistant to the General Manager of WEWS TV-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. At WEWS, she brought to the station “A World of Difference,” and 18-month prejudice reduction campaign; and conceived and co-produced the national Emmy Award winning special “Color Blind.”
Ms. Dukes-Campbell was employed with the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland for 22 years where she served as Chief of the Office of Community and Media Relations. At NASA Glenn Research Center, she was the Honor Award recipient for the Exceptional Service Medal in 1996 and 2008.
Larry L. Macon, Jr. - Secretary
Larry Macon, Jr. is an inspirational speaker, pastor, teacher, and author. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has held positions in Congress and state government, and has been deeply involved in a host of philanthropic efforts ranging from organ & tissue donation to organizing Haitian relief.
Recently, Mr. Macon was selected for Kaleidoscope Magazine's "40 Under 40," a feature of 40 African Americans, ages 40 and under, who are making significant contributions within the United States and within their respective organizations.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida; Jurist Doctorate degree from Florida A&M University, College of Law; and Master's in Theological Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Mr. Macon is currently the co-pastor of Mt. Zion Church of Oakwood Village, one of the largest churches in the Greater Cleveland area with a membership of over 5,000.
I. Ray Miller, Jr.
Ray Miller, Jr. is an entrepreneur, political strategist, and an engaged community leader. He is currently the President for the Center for Urban Progress, Ray Miller Enterprises, and publisher for The Columbus African American News Journal .
For 24 years Miller served as a member of the Ohio General Assembly. First he served as a State Representative in the Ohio House, and then for eight years as a State Senator where he was elected by his colleagues as the Minority Whip and Minority Leader.
A graduate of Columbus East High school, Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the The Ohio State University.
Kenneth C. Lumpkin
Kenneth C. Lumpkin, Esq. is a practicing attorney, and a community and economic development specialist with over 25 years of experience in municipal finance, development law and public policy. Presently, he is the managing partner of Lumpkin McCrary, LLP, a multi-jurisdictional law firm with more than 50 years of combined national experience in public and municipal finance, community and economic development finance and lobbying.
In 1995, Mr. Lumpkin opened the Fannie Mae Northern Ohio Partnership Office as its Director and, in conjunction with lenders and governmental partners, he designed, developed, managed, implemented and completed a 10-year, $8.5 Billion comprehensive economic development investment strategy to provide affordable mortgage financing to over 100,000 families in northern Ohio. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, he served as City Councilman for the City of Cleveland, Ohio.
Marlon R. Moore
Marlon Moore is the Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Huntington Bank. Mr. Moore's organizational focus is on improving the mix of diverse talent and suppliers through strategic execution of Huntington's diversity and inclusion strategy and, through his leadership, the diversity team is impacting the culture at Huntington creating an environment where employees are engaged and empowered.
Mr. Moore earned a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Diversity Management from Cleveland State University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organization Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has written articles for Savoy and Kaleidoscope magazines on leadershp and diversity. He received the Champions of Diversity Award from DiversityBusiness.com and was recognized for his Leadership in Supplier Diversity by the Asian American Commerce Group in Ohio. Recently he served on the Board of Directors for the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and, in 2013, was appointed to the Ohio Minority Business Advisory Council by Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Reginald L. Fields
Reginald Fields is the Director of Communications and External Affairs for the Ohio State Medical Association, the state's largest physican-led association, where he specializes in strategic communication, brand reputation, and community outreach. He is also a community service advocate holding board appointments for several statewide organizations focused on improving the lives of people with mential health disabilities and eradicating childhood hunger.
Mr. Fields previously worked as an award-winning journalist, twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the industry's highest writing honor. He worked as a national general assignment reporter for The (Baltimore) Sun and later as the Statehouse Bureau Chief for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest daily newspaper.
A Columbus, Ohio naitive, Mr. Fields earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Master of Arts degree in Organization Communication from Ohio University.
Sherri Richardson , CPA, is the founder and partner for Richardson & Associates, LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio CPA firm that provides consulting, auditing, accounting, tax and grant writing services for both non-profit and for profit companies. It is certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE/EDGE), and "Green" certified by the City of Cincinnati.
Ms. Richardson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. Immegiately following, she worked for top accounting firms such as Arthur Anderson, Federated Department stores (Macy's), Grant Thornton and Fluor Fernald (Department of Energy). The bulk of her experience is concentrated expertise in risk assessment.
Christopher L. Wyche
Christopher Wyche is currently serving as the Director of External Affairs for AT&T Ohio where he serves as the "face" of AT&T in the central Ohio area. He is responsible for ensuring that local communities are aware of AT&T's key initiatives and for building relationships with local stakeholders. Additionally, Mr. Wyche helps to manage AT&T's corporate philanthropy efforts for the central Ohio area.
Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Wyche served as Development Manager for City Year Columbus, a local education-focused non-profit that is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. He also gained valuable experience while serving as the Coprorate Relations Manager for the United Way of New England. While working for the United Way, Mr. Wyche was responsbile for developing regional fundraising campaigns for large multi-state corporations headquartered in the Boston area.
Mr. Wyche is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics Management, and a minor in Psychology. He believes that a quality education is the key to future success.
Lucius Knowles-Campbell, Student Trustee
Mr. Knowles-Campbell is pursuing a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in pre-law. He expects to graduate in May, 2017 and has a GPA of 3.26. Mr. Knowles-Campbell is active on campus participating in the Student Government Association, Pre-Law Society, Debate Team, and History Club.