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alabama state university foundation

 The mission of the Alabama State University Foundation, Inc. (ASUF) is to perpetuate a viable organization that will support the educational needs and goals of Alabama State University, its faculty and students via responsible management of financial programs.

The Alabama State University Foundation was chartered under the law of the State of Alabama on December 27, 1967, as a non-profit, educational corporation to encourage, receive, and administer gifts for the exclusive benefit of Alabama State University, its students, and its staff. Such gifts may be cash, securities, leases, royalties, literary and artistic collections, and real or personal property. No matter its size or nature, each gift is fully appreciated and warmly remembered. The wishes of each donor will be scrupulously followed.

Contributions to the Foundation are exempt from federal income tax, free from state control, and do not displace tax funds.

Effective April 6, 2023, by way of an ASU Foundation vote, the overall operational fee increased to 7% (from 5%) due to the continued growth and management of the ASU Foundation and its operations.                                                                             

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Executive Committee


 Antwon Hardwick, Chairman
 Class of 1993
 US Transformation Assurance Region Leader (South & East)
 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP
 Resides in Houston, TX


Jimmy Morris Jimmy Morris, Jr., Vice Chairman
Class of 2010
Morris Builders, LLC
Resides in Prattville, AL


Norman Carmichael Norman Carmichael, Treasurer
 Class of 1972
 Retired Assistant Audit Director
 United Parcel Service
 Resides in Atlanta, GA


William Cossey William B. Cossey, Jr., Assistant Treasurer 
 Class of 1995
 Vice President, HR Technology Services
 Cox Enterprises, Inc.
 Resides in Atlanta, GA


Maya McKenzie, Esq, Secretary 
Class of 2013
Entertainment Software Association

Wislene GuineyDr. Wislene Guiney, Assistant Secretary 
Class of 1997
School Improvement Specialist
Metropolitan Regional Education Service Agency 
Resides in Atlanta, GA

Board of Directors

Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. 
 Class of 1992
 Alabama State University
 Resides in Montgomery, AL 


Damein BaityDamein Baity  

Class of 1999
Chief Financial Officer, Birmingham Public Library
Birmingham, AL 

Dennis BarnettDennis C. Barnett

Class of 1992 Divisional                                                                                                                                                                                                Underwriting Manager Guaranteed Rate
Resides in Miami, FL

Gwendolyn Benson Dr. Gwendolyn Benson

 Class of 1973
 Retired Associate Dean, College of Education
 Georgia State University
 Resides in Atlanta, GA

Shannon Cloman Shannon Cloman, National Alumni Association President
Class of 1999
 Portfolio Manager
 Department of Defense
 Resides in Silver Spring, MD


german Michael German
 Class of 1972
 Broadview America
 Resides in Decatur, GA


Lindsay HardenLindsay Harden
 Class of 2008
 Founder, Managing Member
 Harden Holdings, LLC
 Resides in Birmingham, AL

Nikki Manus Nikki Manus
 Class of 2002
 Strategy Realization Project Manager
 Sallie Mae
 Resides in Houston, TX


Non-Voting Members

Cromwell A. Handy (Ex-Officio)
Class of 1980
Director of Alumni Relations
Alabama State University
Resides in Montgomery, AL


Executive Director

Gregory ClarkCol (Ret) Gregory L. Clark

Information last updated April 2023