Senior Executive Leadership

Valerie Montgomery Rice

Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D.
President and Dean

Harris Hooker

Sandra Harris Hooker, Ph.D.
Vice President
Executive Vice Dean
Academic Administration & Research


F. John Case, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President
Finance and Operations
Chief Financial Officer

Almeta Cooper

Almeta Cooper, J.D.
Senior Vice President
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Daniel Dawes, J.D.
Executive Director
Government Relations, Policy & External Affairs


Martha Elks, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean
Educational Affairs

Bennie Harris

Bennie Harris, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President 
Institutional Advancement

Davis Williams

David Hefner, Ed.D.
Vice President
Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness

Keith Henderson

Keith L. Henderson, J.D., LL.M., CCEP, CHRC
Chief Compliance and Corporate Integrity Officer

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Taya Scott
Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff
Executive Director
Title III Administration

Pamela Simmons

Pamela Simmons, MBA
Vice President
Marketing and Communications