Wilberforce adds 5 to board

Gazette News Report

WILBERFORCE — Wilberforce University announced the appointment of five new members to the board of trustees.

Joining the current board of 19 are Reginald Bean, vice president for culture and stewardship for Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated; Mary H. Boosalis, president of Premier Health Partners, Inc.; Frank E. Emory Jr., partner at Hunton and Williams, LLC; Colson Task Force member on federal corrections Cynthia W. Roseberry, an attorney who is manager of Clemency Project 2014; and Angela Rye, an attorney and CNN Political Commentator, CEO and Principal of IMPACT Strategies.

“These appointments support a continued renewal of the Wilberforce commitment of excellence to its constituency that has been dubbed ‘The Wilberforce Renaissance,’ ” said Mark Wilson, chairman of the Wilberforce University Board of Trustees. “I am proud to be a part of this exciting new era.”

The new board members were elected during a December 2016 convening of the Trusteeship and Governance Subcommittee of the Board, and will begin their duties effective January 2017. Each of the five appointments will serve a four-year term.

Wilberforce will benefit from these appointments, whose experiences range from communications and the medical field, to the corporate board room, according to university officials.

“This outstanding cadre of professionals demonstrates that indeed the renaissance at Wilberforce is underway,” said Dr. Herman J. Felton Jr., president of Wilberforce University. “We are pleased and excited to have each of these extraordinary individuals, the multitude of experience they bring in the private and public sector, as well as their involvement in board governance at some of the nation’s premiere universities.”

Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.

Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.