Staff and Faculty 2021-01-12T22:41:44+00:00


Susan Taylor Batten+ – President & CEO, Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)

Sandra C Brown, DNS, APRN – Dean and Professor, Southern University School of Nursing and Allied Health

Phillip L. Clay – Former Chancellor Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Professor; Housing Policy and City Planning MIT

Nora Ellersten – Founder and CEO, The Funding Seed

Octave Francis – Managing Director, FFC Investment Advisors of Raymond James

Halima Francis-Leak – Program Director, Professor of Practice, Public Administration, Tulane University

Alfred E. Harrell, III+ – CEO, Southern University System Foundation

Shena Williams Harrison, MSN, RN – Asst Professor, Southern University School of Nursing

James W. Head – President and CEO East Bay Community Foundation and 2018 James A. Joseph; Lecturer, Association of Black Fundraising Executives

Adrian Owens Jones – Asst VP for Advancement Services, LSU Foundation

James A. Joseph+ – Former US Ambassador to South Africa and President Emeritus Council on Foundations

David P. King – Karen Lake Buttrey Director, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, Indiana University

Gwendolyn Livous, PhD, RN – Professor, Southern University School of Nursing

David Maurrasse – Founder & President, Marga Incorporated

Amir Pasic+ – Eugene R. Temple Dean of the Indian University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

William “Tony” Rogers+ – Senior Vice President and Chief Member Officer, Sam Club, Inc.

Elsie Scott+ – Former President and CEO Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Executive; Director, Ron Walters Center for Public Policy at Howard University

Beverly Brooks Thompson – President and Executive Counsel, Brooks Thompson Consulting

Sarah Cortell Vanderypen – Founder and Consultant, Philanthropic Partners

Doug White – Columbia University Fundraising Management Graduate Program

Sevitri M. Wilson+ – CEO, Resilia

Theresa C. Younger – President & CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

Linda A. Valdry+ – Valdry Properties

Byron C. Stevenson+ – Senior Pastor and Founder of the Fort Bend Church

Valdry Center for Philanthropy Advisory Board Member+



Alfred E. Harrell, III – CEO

Jocelyn Lewis – Executive Assistant to the CEO

Development Services

Robert Harrison – Director of Development

Lester Pourciau – Director of Development – College of Business

Toni Jackson – Development Coordinator – College of Business

Robbin Thomas – Annual Fund Coordinator – Law Center

Tanya Freeman – Director of Development – Law Center

Laverne Toombs – Director of Development – Southern University New Orleans

Stephanie Rogers – irector of Development – Southern University Shreveport

Channing Evans – Intern for Development Services

Robert Easly – Director of Development – Agricultural and Research Center

Donor Services

Yvonne Roberson – Database Manager

Danielle Honoré – Office Manager

Kadarius Walker – Intern for Donor Services

Financial Services

Toni Booker – Comptroller

Shirley McLendon – Accountant

Marketing Services

Shonda Wessinger – Communications Director

Courtney Johnson – Intern for Communications

Program Services

Terrye Braden – Program Director

Morkeith Phillips – Director, Honore Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement – Southern University New Orleans

Theodore Scott – Director, Williams Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement – Southern University Shreveport

Bran’Nicia Williams – Intern for Program Services

Valdry Center for Philanthropy at Southern University

618 Harding Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807
Phone: 225-771-3911