National Alumni Board

Nicole L. Douglas

Chairwoman
Nicole “Nikki” L. Douglas
BSED ’07

Stay at Home Parent

Dr. Tierney Bates

Vice-Chair
Dr. Tierney Bates
BA ’99, MA ’02

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
North Carolina Central University (NCCU)

Tracy S. Dowe, III

Tracy S. Dowe, III
BSBA ’01

City President, Akron / Canton / Youngstown
Fifth Third Bank

Theron Brown

Theron Brown
BM ’13

Pianist, Composer, Educator
Theron Brown Music

James DePew

James DePew
BSIM ’95

Vice President and Consultant
BDeWees Consulting, Ltd.

Joni Fitch

Joni Fitch
BA ’07

Director, Community Affairs & Engagement
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Todd A. Hoff

Todd A. Hoff
BSME '89


Global Vice President, Group Head of Innovation
Brambles/CHEP

Eufrancia Lash

Eufrancia Lash
BA ’96


Deputy Director Of Public Service And Neighborhood Assistance
The City of Akron

Anne Lazzerini

Anne E. Lazzerini
BSBA ’04, MBA ’07


Business Analyst
FirstEnergy Solutions

Nischal R. Pai

Nischal R. Pai
MS ’86, MBA ’89, MS ’90

Managing Director Head of Hedging & Structured Solution
Intelligent Edge Advisors

Ex-Officio Members

Brian L. Cherkala

Brian L. Cherkala
JD ’78

Senior VP and National Director of Field Fiduciary Adm.
KeyBank

Kim M. Cole

Kim M. Cole
BA ’93, MPA ’95

Vice President, Development
Executive Director UA Foundation
The University of Akron

Christine Franz

Christine Franz
'93

Senior Administrative Assistant
Alumni Relations
The University of Akron

Trina M. Carter

Trina M. Carter
’92, ’98

Board of Trustees
The University of Akron

David A. Harris

David A. Harris
BAED '79, MAED '86

Immediate Past President
The University of Akron
Retired Principal
Hudson City Schools

William R. Kollman

Willy R. Kollman
BA ’08, MAED ’10

Assistant Vice President
Alumni Relations
The University of Akron