Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Meetings

Jacqueline Y. Gamblin, Board Chair

Trustee Jacqueline Y Gamblin


Jacqueline Gamblin is the Founder and CEO of JYG Innovations, an aerospace firm specializing in IT technology consulting services headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.   As a tech executive, Ms. Gamblin has over 30 years of professional experience in various leadership positions within the aerospace, government, regulated, and defense industries building businesses and leading innovation.

She previously held the specialized Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and served as an Advisory Board member of the James Madison University Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance.

As a transformative thought leader, mentor, and community servant, Ms. Gamblin is motivated by the belief that each of us has the ability and responsibility to positively impact the lives of others. Currently, she serves on the boards of the French Oil Machinery Company, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Gamblin has a Bachelor of Science from Wright State University and a Master of Science from Central Michigan University.

Marlon R. Moore, Ph.D., Vice Chair

Trustee Marlon Moore

Dr.  Marlon Moore is the president of Marlon Moore Consulting, LLC. Dr. Moore which assists organizations with developing strategic objectives designed to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces and communities.

A nationally recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultant, Dr. Moore has trained thousands of business professionals on the principles of DEI throughout Virginia, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Ohio. He has authored several articles for Savoy and Kaleidoscope magazines and received recognition from Black Enterprise Magazine, National Diversity Council, Forbes magazine, and Fortune 100 magazine. He is also the author of Diversity Starts with You: A strategy development guide for DEI. 

Dr. Moore earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Virginia State University, a Master’s in Diversity Management from Cleveland State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Arts Theatre, vice-chair of the Central Ohio Transit Authority, and was appointed to the Central State University Board of Trustees by former Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Natalia S. Harris, Secretary

Trustee Natalia Harris

Natalia S. Harris is an alumna of Central State University – Class of ’97, Cum Laude, B.A. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton and became a licensed attorney in 2000. 

She is licensed to practice by the Ohio and United States Supreme Courts. A career public servant, Ms. Harris currently serves as the City Attorney for an Ohio municipality.

Ms. Harris has become the first African American or first African American woman to serve in principal positions throughout her career, including being the first African American female and youngest to serve as City Prosecutor for the city of Cincinnati, Ohio – one of the three largest cities in Ohio.

Ms. Harris is a member of the Central State University National Alumni Association Hall of Fame, a life member of the Central State University National Alumni Association, a member of the National Black Lawyers Association Top 100 (Ohio), an Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer-to-Lawyer mentor, and a fellow of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Academy of Leadership for Lawyers. She has served on several boards throughout her professional career, including the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) Program, and has received recognition at the local and state levels for her commitment to the public she serves.

Mark Hatcher


central state university board of trustees chair mark hatcher

Mark Hatcher is an attorney and partner with a major law firm in Columbus, Ohio.  He specializes in corporate and commercial law transactions, healthcare transactions, and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Hatcher was named 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 Minority 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 a 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.

Jason R. Manns

Trustee Jason Manns

Jason Manns is a 25-year leader in the insurance industry serving in operations as an officer at Ameriprise, Grange, and Progressive Insurance. He is currently the chief operations officer at Code Blue, a third-party insurance services administrator located in Springfield, Ohio.

Manns has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus. He is a World Vision sponsor and an Advisory Board member of the Salvation Army with a focus on youth development and poverty alleviation. 

Christopher L. Wyche

Trustee Christopher Wyche

Christopher Wyche is currently serving as the Director of External Affairs for the world's largest telecommunications company in the central Ohio area.  He is responsible for ensuring that local communities are aware of the company's key initiatives and for building relationships with local stakeholders.  Additionally, Mr. Wyche helps to manage corporate philanthropy efforts for the central Ohio area.

Prior to joining the company, 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 Corporate Relations Manager for the United Way of New England. While working for the United Way, Mr. Wyche was responsible 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 quality education is the key to future success.

Richard C. Perry

Trustee Richard Perry

Since 1987, Richard C. Perry has served in multiple leadership roles at Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc., one of the oldest and largest minority-owned and privately held insurance brokerage firms in the State of Ohio. 

He is a graduate of Central State University with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing and holds the designation of Accredited Advisor in Insurance (“AAI”) as well as the Certified Insurance Consoler (“CIC”).

A true commitment to his community has led Mr. Perry to devote time to numerous community and charitable causes.  He serves as a member of the board of directors of Recovery Resources and The Presidents’ Council Foundation and is an active supporter of the March of Dimes as well as many local community development corporations.  He is also active with National Minority Supplier Development Council (“NMSDC”), and National African American Insurance Association (“NAAIA”), and is an executive appointee to the Cuyahoga County Community Investment Commission Board of Trustees. 

Linda D. Matthews

Trustee Linda Matthews

Linda Matthews is the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Group LLC, an education, and sustainability consulting firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Mrs. Matthews serves on the Diversity and Empowerment Council for the Secretary of State, the State Central Committee, and Director & Ambassador for the Frederick Douglass Foundation of Ohio and has also served on the City of Cincinnati Environmental Advisory Council, a Trustee of Mill Creek Watershed Council for Communities, Cincinnati Permaculture Institute, and American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE).

Mrs. Matthews has received numerous awards from Ohio Environmental Council People Voice Award, Village of Lincoln Heights Mayor Award, Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit Award, Cincinnati Herald Nefertiti Award, and Small Business Majority Summit hosted by The White House.  Her passion is in urban development and passionate about breaking the "green ceiling" to ensure that environmental organizations reflect the communities and constituencies that they serve.  As a mentor, she is a servant leader, and mother of two adult children and five grandchildren.  She received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio as well as numerous certifications.

Faith Bondurant, Student Trustee

central state university student trustee faith Bondurant 2022-2023

Faith Bondurant is an English major with a minor in Pre-Law and resides in the Columbus, Ohio area.  She is a longstanding member of Central State’s Honors College and is an active member of the CSU Chorus and Pre-Law Society. 

In addition, Ms. Bondurant has participated in many community service projects with the City of Columbus and Salvation Army.  

Laura L. Wilson, Esq.

General Counsel and Sec'y to the Board
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Chris Widener

Senior Policy Consultant and Board Professional
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