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
Parliamentary & Past President, NCBAA-Northeast Region

Dr. Kellie Byrd Danso, President
Norwalk Community College, Dean of Student Affairs
Dr. Tonja Ringgold, Past President & Parliamentarian
Baltimore City Community College, Retired Academic Administrator  
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
Dr. Rhonda Spells Fentry, Treasurer
Prince George’s Community College Vice President, Enterprise Technology & CIO
Dr. Daphne Snowden, VP Programs & Baltimore Chapter President
Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated Maryland Educational Opportunity Center  Director
Dr. Carolyn H. Anderson, VP Membership
Morgan State University Interim Chair, DASLP
Dr. Derrick Little, VP Membership
The Community College of Baltimore County Manager, Randallstown  Extension Center
Dr. LaVon Williams, VP Public Relations
Union County College Enrollment Specialist
Dr. Harriette Scott Dudley, Bay State Chapter President
Senior Lecturer Boson University
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
Tunxis Community College Director of Student Access, Success, and Engagement
Dr. Sharale W. Mathis
Holyoke Community College Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Roy H. McLeod
LaGuardia Community College Professor, Adjunct-Math
Dr. E. Keith Murvin
Prince Georges Community Collège Director, Compensation, Classification, and Benefits  
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