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Council of 1890s Officers

The Council of 1890s Officers serve as ex-officio members of all committees of the Council. The chair, in consultation with the Council, (1) calls meetings of the Officers and the Council; (2) establishes an agenda and presides at meetings of the Officers and the Council; and (3) appoints chairs and members of standing and ad hoc committees as appropriate.

The chair-elect is elected every three years by members of the Council and shall succeed to the chair and past-chair. The chair-elect is responsible for planning the annual meeting and/or program in conjunction with the program committee of the Council. The two (2) Members-at-large shall be elected every two years by members of the Council.


Kevin D. Rome
Lincoln University
Kent Smith, Jr.
Langston University
Juliette B. Bell
University of Maryland Eastern 
Immediate Past Chair
Al Rankins
Alcorn State University
Member At-Large
Aaron Thompson
Kentucky State University
Member At-Large

All correspondence to the Council of 1890 Universities should be forwarded to The Office of Access and Success at:

Council of 1890 Universities
Office of Access and Success
1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-478-6034

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