Wiley University Appoints Three New Board of Trustees Members
For Immediate Release:
Marshall, TX - On November 2, 2023, Wiley College (now Wiley University) appointed three industry leaders to the Board of Trustees.
Ms. Kelley Cornish - President and CEO of the T.D. Jakes Foundation, Ms. Kendra Davis Briggs, Esq., - Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and Mr. Raymond T. Gilstrap - Engineering Servers and Services Group Lead, NASA Ames Research Center. With these three new appointments, the Wiley University Board of Trustees is comprised of 26 members.
“We have incredible members on our Board of Trustees, whose talents and contributions complement our storied institution. These new members are also leaders in their industry and will offer governance from their respective perspectives. We are honored they will serve on the Wiley University Board of Trustees.” - BOT Chairman and Attorney Billy R. Casey ‘73
“I am deeply honored to join the esteemed board of trustees at Wiley University, an institution with a remarkable history and legacy. I am eager to contribute my expertise as we work together to shape the University’s future and create meaningful impact for generations to come.” Kelley Cornish, President and CEO of the T.D. Jakes Foundation. Ms. Cornish’s remarks are emblematic of the newest members' excitement for the next chapter of the newly named reclaimed Wiley University.
Kelley Cornish, MA, CCDP - President and CEO of the T.D. Jakes Foundation. Ms. Cornish earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina-Aiken in Business Administration and a Masters from Webster University in Human Resources. Prior to her appointment as President and CEO of the T.D. Jakes Foundation, Ms. Cornish served in various executive roles, including Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion for Wells Fargo & Company, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the TD Bank Group, and Diversity and Inclusion Lead for AmeriHealth Caritas and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Kendra Davis Briggs, Esq. - Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Judge Briggs earned her Associate of Arts degree from Florida A&M University, her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Florida State University, and her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. Prior to her appointment as Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Judge Briggs served as an associate at the law firms of Parks & Crump, LLC and Shook, Hardy, & Bacon, LLP, and as an Assistant United States Attorney.
Raymond T. Gilstrap - Engineering Servers and Services Group Lead, NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division. Mr. Gilstrap earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Florida A&M University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his appointment as Engineering Servers and Services Group Lead, NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division, Mr. Gilstrap served as a co-founder of the Safe Mathare Project, Chief Technology Officer, and Senior Multi-Disciplinary Engineer.
“Each individual on the Wiley University Board of Trustees brings an incredible amount of talent, interest in HBCUs thriving, and a specific commitment to Wiley University.” - Wiley University President and CEO Herman J. Felton, Jr.
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About Wiley University: Wiley University, formerly known as Wiley College, is a premier liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, with an intentional focus on social good and leadership.