David Hayes, Chief Financial Officer
HBCU Council Leadership and Committees
Marjorie Bingham, Scholarship Committee Chair
Michelle Busch, Communications Manager
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The leadership of the HBCU Council is charged with carrying out the objectives of the Mission and executing its activities for the betterment of the community. HBCU Council members and leaders are comprised of HBCU alumni and supporters, members of Shiloh Baptist Church and members of the greater community all working together to support students in their quest for college and helping HBCU institutions thrive.
Marjorie is a proud alumnus of Clark Atlanta University and credits this great southern HBCU with instilling in her the need and desire to give back to the community by providing educational information and opportunities to others, especially students of color, who are interested in pursuing higher education and training after high school.
She is currently employed as a Human Resources Coordinator with a small nonprofit organization which helps to find housing for homeless families in Washington, DC, as well as provide wrap-around case management services.
Marjorie is an active member of the local DC Metro Clark Atlanta University Alumni Chapter where she was a former Recording Secretary. She is also an active member of the HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, DC. Marjorie can be contacted via email at email@example.com
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J. Otis Harris, Jr., President
It takes a special commitment to HBCUs and young people to dedicate your life and career to the effort. J. Otis Harris, Jr. graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Virginia State University. He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Otis credits his mother Carolyn Harris, after whom the HBCU Scholarship for musically inclined students is named, with both his passion for music and his gifts in working with young people. Otis has been a music teacher, band and choral Director in Prince Georges County, Maryland for many years. He has provided Musical Direction to Bowie State University and is a sought after expert on music education matters.
He personally supports and leads the efforts of the HBCU Council and has since its inception. He is a familiar face at all HBCU Council activities and within the Gospel Choir of Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, D.C.
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