Published on March 1, 2018  

Bachelor of Arts in political science, 1996 

  • Executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, responsible for institutional advancement and governance
  • Served as vice president and managing director of the institute’s Henry Crown Fellows Program, 2007-2014
  • Formerly special assistant to President George W. Bush for Presidential Personnel, managing the White House appointment process
  • Serves on The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s National Council and other boards
  • Holds the Master of Letters and Ph.D. in international relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Author of the book, Madison Park: A Place of Hope
  • Samford’s first African-American elected Student Government Association president  

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