Board of Directors
Major General Wallace C. Arnold
Major General Wallace C. Arnold has been successful in numerous roles. He has gained years of professional experience, earned numerous awards and affiliations through service in the United States Army, the private sector and higher education. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Campbell University. MG Arnold continues to contribute to his community and country in various capacities by serving on many non-profit and corporate boards and as a leader in his church.
- Interim President, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
- Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of Personnel, Department of the Army
- Commander, United States Army ROTC Cadet Command
- Director for Personnel and Administration, United State European Command
- Commander, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
- Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Information Technology Solutions, Inc.
- Director, Hampton University Technical Data Management Laboratory
- Military Awards: Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Parachutist Badge; Army Staff Identification Badge
Arlene Cash is currently the Vice President for Enrollment Management at Spelman College in Atlanta. Most recently, she served as Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at the University of Arkansas. Cash earned bachelor’s degrees in English and philosophy from Keuka College and a master’s in philosophy from Kent State University.
Mack Palmour is currently the Director of Admissions at Gainesville State College in Gainesville, GA, where he has increased applications and erollment 12% in 2009. Some of Mr. Palmour’s past positions included, Director of Admissions and Recruiting, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Director of recruitment and corporate sales. In 2009-2010, Mr. Palmour served as President of the Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrar’s and Admissions Officers (GACRAO), presenting at the state, regional, and national level for Professional Admissions Conferences. He received his M.A. in Education-Student Personal Services from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA. He also participated in the Harvard University Summer Institute on College Admissions in 2003.
Board of Advisors
Michele Jones was born in Randallstown, Maryland. She grew up in the baltimore area. She is a graduate of Milford Mill Academy. At Fayetteville State University, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
Jones was the first woman in the United States Army Reserve to reach the position of command sergeant major of the U.S Army Reserve. She was the first female non-commissioned officer to serve in the highest enlisted position of a component of the U.S. Army, active or reserve, and was at one time the highest-ranking African-American female enlisted person in any branch of the United States military, as well as the highest ranking enlisted African American in the Army Reserve. Jones serves as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.
Dr. Donna Rice
Dr. Donna Rice is a well-known leader in program and curriculum development services for middle school and high school leadership and citizenship courses. As former civil servant she served as the Chief, Education for the Army JROTC Program for 25 years where she was responsible for establishing a residence and distance-learning course as well as training for instructors and a curriculum for secondary school students. She combines state of the art, 21st Century curriculums with the resources from a wide array of partners to help middle and high school students chart a course for success. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BSED (cum laude); she earned her MS in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University, and her PhD in Education from Capella University.
General Brent Scowcroft
General Brent Scowcroft is one of the country’s leading experts on international policy. He has advised and assisted a wide range of U.S. and foreign corporate leaders on global joint venture opportunities, strategic planning and risk assessment. Gen. Scowcroft has vast career experience including an extraordinary twenty-nine year military career that began with graduation from West Point and concluded at the rank of General. He earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in International Relations from Columbia University. Scowcroft currently serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards.
- President and Founder, The Scowcroft Group
- National Security Adviser to Presidents Ford and Bush, Sr.
- Vice-Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
- Professor of Russian History, West Point
- Assistant Air Attaché, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
- Political Science Department Chair, Air Force Academy
- Office of the Secretary of Defense International Security Assistance
- Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Military Assistant to President Nixon
Ben Minnifield is the Co-Founder of (LSG) LeMont Scott Group, LLC, a Silicon Valley inspired firm that merges the worlds of competency based learning events and curriculum that encourage STEM exposure and engagement among divergent communities. For over 20 years, Ben has worked extensively in media, marketing, government relations and strategic business development blending entrepreneurship, social change and corporate engagement/management. In 2015, Ben’s tireless work for youth tech and STEM based inclusivity garnered an invitation to the United States Military Academy at West Point to share ideas and best practices with leaders from around the United States. In 2016, Ben hosted Colonel Deborah J. McDonald, Director of Admissions at the United States Military Academy at West Point for the West Point INSPIRES and LEADS in STEM event in Jackson, Mississippi. Ben is a student of political science and graduate of Tougaloo College. He is married and a father of four ages 19 to 5.