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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.


Paul Jones
Fort Valley State University
Chair: 2021 – 2023
Makola Abdullah
Makola Abdullah
Virginia State University
Past-Chair: 2021 – 2023
Heidi Anderson
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Chair-Elect: 2021- 2023
Ericke Cage
Ericke Cage
West Virginia State University
At-Large Member: 2022 – 2024