Advisory Council

Advisory Council Members

Jarrett Carter
Jarrett Carter

Director of Operations, Strategy, & Communications

Howard University

Elston Advisory Board Member
Dhanfu E. Elston, PhD

Chief of Staff & Senior Vice President for Strategy

Complete College America

Cynthia Evers
Cynthia Evers, EdD

Vice President of Student Affairs

Howard University

Jelani Favors
Jelani M. Favors, PhD

Henry E. Frye Distinguished Professor

Department of History and Political Science

North Carolina A&T University

Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson, EdD

President and CEO

Educational Development & Support Services. LLC

Verna Orr
Verna Orr, PhD

Chief of Staff

Benedict College

Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer, PhD

Chair, Department of Educational leadership & Policy Studies

School of Education

Howard University

Tafaya Ransom
Tafaya Ransom, PhD

Senior Program Officer

Postsecondary Success

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Denise Smith
Denise Smith

Senior Fellow

The Century Foundation

Omari Swinton
Omari Swinton, Jr., PhD

Professor & Chair, Department of Economics

Howard University

Kara Turner
Kara Turner, PhD

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success

Morgan State University

Ivory Toldson
Ivory Toldson, PhD

Director, Education Innovation and Research, NAACP

Professor of Counseling Psychology & Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Negro University

Howard University

Dean Dawn Williams
Dawn Williams, PhD

Dean, School of Education

Howard University