Advisory Council on Alumni Relations

The North Carolina A&T Advisory Council on Alumni Relations is a non-fiduciary, non-governing group that works with the Office of Alumni Relations by providing feedback that enhances programming for alumni engagement.

The council consists of up to 15 members appointed by the chancellor. Each member will serve for two years with term appointments starting Aug. 1 of each cycle. Also, a board of trustees member will be appointed bi-annually to serve as council chair.

Alumni who serve on the advisory council will act as brand ambassadors representing A&T and will share the mission and goals of the university with other alumni, friends and donors.

Members of the Advisory Council on Alumni Relations are:

Chair – Kimberly Gatling ’96 | Greensboro, North Carolina
N.C. A&T Board of Trustees member

Arthur Burson ’80 | Flemington, New Jersey

Ulysses Cozart Jr. ’77 | Greensboro, North Carolina

Toriano Franklin ’02 | Cincinnati

Crystal Garris ’96 | Charlotte, North Carolina

Natalie Gwishiri ’09 | North Carolina

Traci Hatch ’97 | Washington, D.C.

Diane Frost Hill ’77 | Charlotte, North Carolina

Ashley Hoover ’91 | Washington, D.C.

Arlene Maclin, Ph.D. ’67 | Washington, D.C.

Shannon McKnight ’18 | Charlotte, North Carolina

Rama Sharma, Ph.D. ’17 | Greensboro, North Carolina

Claudette Smith, Ph.D., ’77 | Greensboro, North Carolina

Darryl Towns ’90 | New York

Lillie Gaynor-Vessels ’97 | Prince George, Maryland

Andre Winstead ‘93, ’99 | Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

For any questions about the Advisory Council on Alumni Relations, please email