Advisory Council

The Department of African American Studies Advisory Council meets with Don Skemer, a curator of manuscripts at Firestone Library, to view the donated papers of Toni Morrison.


2016 – 2017 Council Members

Dennis Brownlee ’74

Partner at Connective Advisors
AB, Economics
1970 – 1974



Lawrence Otis Graham, Esq. ’83
Author and Special Counsel, Cuddy & Feder LLP




brenthenryBrent Henry ’69
Vice President and General Counsel, Partners HealthCare System
AB, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
1965 – 1969


William B. King, Jr. ’67

Chairman, DirectorCorps, Inc., the publisher of Bank Director magazine
AB, History
1963 – 1967


Claudia Mitchell-Kernan P94, P98

Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA



Rhonda Adams Medina ‘87

Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, Nickelodeon



Laurence Morse
Chief Executive Officer at Fairview Capital Partners




Phylicia Rashad
Award-winning actress
Parseghian Planco, LLC



Ruth J. Simmons (Honorary)

President Emerita, Brown University



Henry Von Kohorn ’66 P98, h*12

Founder of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations