WVSU Foundation Board

Executive Committee Members

Mr. Mark Pendleton- Chair
Dr. Sami Ghareeb- Vice Chair
Mr. Mark W. Kelley- Immediate Past Chair
Dr. John L. Fuller, Sr.- Secretary
Mr. Danny F. Blair- Treasurer
Dr. Nicole Pride- President, West Virginia State University 
Dr. Scott Woodward- Interim Provost/Interim VP Acedimic Affairs
Ms. Patricia J. Schumann- WVSU Foundation President
Ms. Sue Woodward- WVSU Foundation Vice President
Ms. Janie Hill- Member at Large
Ms. Jennifer Herrald- Member at Large

WVSU Foundation Board of Directors FY2021

Ms. Patricia L. Alexander, LRP, CRC ’85,
Alexander Loan Review and Consulting, LLC

Mr. Charles R. Bailey, Esq.,
Bailey & Wyant, PLLC

Mr. Danny F. Blair ’68
Gray, Griffith & Mays, a.c.

Col. (Ret) Pamela D. Carter, ‘72

Dr. Morris S. Clark, ‘67
President and CEO
Nationwide Parking Services, Inc.

Mr. Byard M. "Matt" Coleman
Office & Commercial Clearning-WV, LLC

Colonel Harold G. Fisher

Dr. John L. Fuller, Sr. ’65

Mr. Joseph V. Funderburk, III ’66

Dr. Sami M. Ghareeb  DDS ’69
(Vice Chair)
Ghareeb Dental Group

Mr. Mark A. Grimmett
North American Rebuild Company (NARCO)

Ms. Jennifer R. Herrald
County Manager, Kanawha County Commission

Mrs. Janie Hill
(Member at Large)  



Mrs. Minnie H. Jones ’68

Mark W. Kelley, Esq. ’88
(Immediate Past Chair)
Member, Ray, Winton & Kelley, PLLC

Mr. Allan Lee McVey ’73
Insurance Commissioner

Mr. Gregory V. Monroe ’80

Mr. Mark Hale Pendleton ’86
Director, Brown, Edward & Company, L.L.P.

Mr. John T. Poffenbarger

Dr. Sheri A. Sesay-Tuffour, Pd.D., CAE
Anerican College of Nurse-Midwives, CEO

Mr. Glover L. Smiley, Jr.
Spartanburg High School, Guidance Counselor
and Head Track Coach

Dr. Ann Brothers Smith ’64

Mrs. Betty Cardwell Spencer
Retired, Kanawha County School System

Mr. James Underhill

Mr. Frank C. Walker, II, ’98
Frank Walker Law

Mrs. Elizabeth Weisberg

Mr. Walter M. Wilkerson, Sr. ’73

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Nicole Pride
President, WVSU

Dr. Jessica Barnes-Pietruszynski
Chair, WVSU Faculty Senate

Mr. Zedan Martin
Student Representative
President, WVSU Student Government Association

Mr. Christopher Price
Executive Director, Major & Planned Gifts

Mrs. Cynthia M. Rakes
Office Manager, WVSU Foundation

Dr. Lateef Y. Saffore ’96
President, WVSU National Alumni Association

Ms. Patricia J. Schumann
President WVSU Foundation
Vice President University Advancement

Ms. Robin Tabor
Chair, WVSU Staff Council

Mr. Scott Woodard
Interim Provost/VP Academic Affairs

Ms. M. Sue Woodward, CFRE
Assistant Vice President, University Advancement
Vice President, WVSU Foundation

Directors Emeritus

Dr. J. T. (Ted) Childs, Jr. ’67
Ted Childs LLC

Mr. C. Edward Gaunch ’70
Secretary of Commerce  

Mr. Gary L. Swingle ’70
Kay Casto & Chaney

Mr. David L. Sayre

BG (Ret) Robert L. Stephens, Jr. ’62 – Honorary

Mr. D. Stephen Walker 

Honorary Directors

Dr. R. Charles Byers ’68

Dr. Elizabeth E. “Betty” Chilton

Dr. Kay Goodwin
Star Strategies, LLC

Mr. C. Milton Kates ’52
President, Solar Universal Technologies, Inc