Dr. Walter A. Hill and Dr. Benjamin J. Allen have joined the Board of Directors of CBA

The Carver Birthplace Association is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new members to the CBA Board of Directors.

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Dr. Walter A. Hill;
Dr. Hill has served as a faculty member for 37 years and Dean/Director for 27 years at Tuskegee University. He is currently Dean, College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences and Director, 1890 Land Grant Research and Extension. During 2012-14 he assumed additional service as Vice Provost and Interim Provost, respectively. He provided leadership for development and recent construction of the Henderson Hall for Agricultural and Life Sciences and for new degree programs in Integrative BioSciences (PhD), Integrative Public Policy and Development (PhD), Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Engineering (PhD) and Agribusiness (BS). Dr. Hill served as faculty advisor for 17 student award winning projects and is a founder of the Carver Integrative Sustainability Center, Black Belt Family Farm Marketing Innovation Center, Alabama Land Grant Alliance, Black Belt Community Foundation and Professional Agricultural Workers Journal. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Societies. He serves as Chair of the 1890 Council of Deans and was recently selected as Chair of the Administrative Heads Section of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. Dr. Hill received his PhD in agronomy from the University of Illinois, Urbana, master’s degrees from both the University of Arizona and University of Chicago, and the B.S. degree from Lake Forest College, Illinois.

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Dr. Benjamin J. Allen;
Dr. Benjamin Allen served as the President, of Northern Iowa University, 2006-2013,concurrent with his appointment as professor, of the Department of Management. During his tenure as President, he provided the leadership for the Iowa state-wide mathematics and science education initiative, co-chaired the Institute for Tomorrow’s Workforce, and led a successful $150 million capital campaign. His prior academic appointments include: Provost in the Interim, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Iowa State University; Dean, College of Business, Iowa State University; University Distinguished Professor in Business, and professor in both the departments of Transportation and Logistics and Economics, Iowa State University; Oren Harris Chairholder/Professor, Department of Marketing and Transportation, University of Arkansas; Director, Midwest Transportation Center, Iowa State University/University of Iowa; and Visiting McKinley Professor of Economics and Public Utilities, Department of Economics, University of Illinois. Dr. Allen served as a Brookings Institution Policy Fellow, was awarded the doctorate of Humane Letters Honorary Degree by Iowa State University, is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Golden Key Honor Societies, has complied a distinguished record of scholarship, and served as a consultant to a range of entities (ATA Foundation, U. S. Department of Transportation, Burlington Northern Railroad Company, the Federal Trade Commission).  Dr. Allen received a PhD and MA degrees in economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and a BS degree in economics from Indiana University, Bloomington.


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