Board of Directors

The NUA Board of Directors oversees policies and helps staff advance the organization’s mission, supports improved collective decisions, provides governance and guides actions and behaviors. Fundraising is an important responsibility, as is fiduciary oversight of programs supported by the president. Strategic planning is an additional responsibility. The board meets four times per year in face-to-face sessions as well as by conference call. The chairs are in touch with the president frequently throughout the year. The president is the liaison between the board and the staff.

E-mail: Board of Directors

Peter Cookson, Principal Researcher, Education Sector at American Institutes for Research

Diana Daniels, Executive Director, National Council on Educating Black Children (NCEBC); Executive Producer, NCEBC Talk Radio

Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education and faculty director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education

Lisa Delpit, Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor, Southern University College of Education

Archie Givens, Jr., CEO, Legacy Management & Development Corporation; founder, Givens Foundation for African American Literature

Larry Leverett, Executive Director, Panasonic Foundation

Herman Milligan, Jr., Ph.D, Managing Partner, The Fulton Group

P. David Pearson, Faculty member, Language and Literacy and Human Development at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley

Eric Cooper, Ed.D., President and Founder