The NOBCChE Presidency

The President has the overall responsibility for affecting the objectives of NOBCChE, oversees the day-to-day activities of the organization, and is the official representative of the organization. For over 42 years, talented, dedicated, and passionate professionals from industry, academia, and government have volunteered their time to lead the organization and advance the mission of creating an eminent cadre of people of color in STEM. Each NOBCChE President develops his or her own set goals with corresponding initiatives and events.

The following list will soon contain links to biographical sketches of NOBCChE Presidents and historically significant aspects of NOBCChE history during each administration. This is a work in progress. So if there is information that should be added or if you questions about any of the NOBCChE Presidents, please contact us at NOBCChE.Archives@gmail.com.

Visit the NOBCChE Office of the President website for information on the current President, Dr. Emanuel Waddell.


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Year

National President

Affiliation*

1

1974-1980

Dr. William Guillory

Drexel University

2

1981-1984

Dr. John B. Sapp, Jr.

Texas Southern University

3

1984-1986

Dr. Edward D Walton

US Naval Academy

4

1986-1989

Dr. Phillip Merchant

Exxon Mobil

5

1989-1993

James Evans

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

6

1994-2001

Winifred Burks-Houck

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

7

2001-2003

Ella L Davis

PQ Corporation

8

2003-2005

Dr. Marquita Qualls

GlaxoSmithKline

9

2005-2007

Dr. Joseph Francisco

Purdue University

10

2007-2013

Dr. Victor McCrary

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

11

2013-2015

Dr. Judson Haynes, III

Proctor and Gamble

12

2015 - 2017

Talitha Hampton

AstraZeneca - MedImmune

13

2017-Present

Dr. Emanuel Waddell

University of Alabama, Huntsville

*Affiliation at the time of election