Board Members

Letter from the President

Greetings from the Northeast Region!

I am excited and honored to serve as president of the National Council on Black American Affairs, Northeast Region (NCBAA-NE). The fabulous Northeast Region is comprised of 12 states and two U.S. territories (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virgin Island). Within these areas we are striving to expand our outreach by increasing individual and institutional memberships.

The focus of NCBAA is to assist community college African-American staff and students in navigating higher education career pathways and achieving success through attaining educational and employment goals.  You can expand your networking circle by joining us at our annual Regional Conference, March 19–20, 2020 at Capital Community College, in Hartford Connecticut. The conference theme is The Evolving American Community College: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies for Student Success. This theme is supported by five tracks which respond to new challenges and opportunities facing community college faculty, staff, and students (Teaching & Learning, Government & Policy, Organizational Change, Partnerships, and New Student Normal.) Many thanks to Dr. Duncan Harris, Campus Chief Executive Officer at Capital Community College for hosting our regional event.

Stay connected to NCBAA-NE by browsing our website, chatting with us on LinkedIn, sending us your thoughts and questions via email, or connect with us directly. If you have any noteworthy higher education news you would like to share, please contact us.

I look forward to meeting and working with you through NCBAA-NE. Have a fantastic academic year!

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Tonja L. Ringgold
President, NCBAA-Northeast Region

Dr. Tonja Ringgold, President
Baltimore City Community College, Retired Academic Administrator  
Dr. Kellie Byrd Danso, VP Organizational Vitality
Norwalk Community College, Dean of Student Affairs
Ms. Sheryl L. Nelson, Secretary
Prince George's Community College Interim Manager, Professional & Organizational Development
Ms. Mary Coleman, Treasurer
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Vice President, Finance and Administration
Ms. Alonia C. Sharps, Parliamentarian
Prince George’s Community College Chief of Staff, Retired
Dr. Daphne Snowden, Co-VP Programs & BMC President
Baltimore City Community College Dean, Academic Operations & Services
Dr. Carolyn G. Williams, Co-VP Programs
Bronx Community College President Emeritus City University of New York University Professor
Dr. Carolyn H. Anderson, Co-VP Membership
Morgan State University Interim Chair, DASLP
Dr. Derrick Little, Co-VP Membership
The Community College of Baltimore County Manager, Randallstown  Extension Center
Dr. Gwendolyn W. Sanders, Co-VP Public Relations
Springfield College-Wilmington, President of Community Advisory Board and Academic Resource Specialist
Dr. LaVon Williams, Co-VP Public Relations
Union County College Enrollment Specialist
Dr. Rhonda Spells Fentry, National President
Prince George’s Community College Vice President, Enterprise Technology & CIO
Dr. Barbara Gaba, Past President
Atlantic Cape Community College President
Dr. Michelle Harris Bondima
Morgan State University CCLDP Program
Dr. Gina Gaines
Westchester Community College Associate Dean & Director, SUNY Westchester Educational Opportunity Center
Dr. G. Duncan Harris
Capital Community College Interim Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Kimberly H. James, M.ED., DM
Tunxis Community College Director of Student Access, Success, and Engagement
Dr. Roy H. McLeod
LaGuardia Community College Professor, Adjunct-Math
Dr. Judith A. Stang
Wilmington University Adjunct Professor,  Organizational Management
Mr. David A. Taylor
Bronx Community College - CUNY Assistant Vice President, Campus Operations
Dr. Ladylease G. White
Essex County College Professor, Accounting Founder & Director  Honors Program
Dr. Calvin E. Woodland
Morgan State University Faculty, CCLDP Program