December 21, 2020

The Cheyney Foundation Board Elects a New Chair, Vice-Chair, and a New Member

The Cheyney Foundation Board Elects a New Chair, Vice-Chair, and a New Member

From left to right: Dr. Larry J. Walker, Tiffany M. Wilson, and Bryan N. Phillips, J.D.

During the final Board meeting of 2020, two members including Dr. Larry J. Walker 96’and Tiffany M. Wilson were selected to become Chair and Vice-Chair of the Foundation. In addition, Bryan N. Phillips, J.D. 93’ was nominated and approved as the Board’s newest member.

According to Dr. Walker, “It is an honor to be selected as Board Chair. I would like to thank former Chairman Irv Bailey for his mentorship and commitment to the Foundation and University.” He continued, “I look forward to working with President Walton, Vice-Chair Wilson, Mr. Phillips, and the other Board members.”

According to Ms. Wilson, “It is an honor to serve on the Cheyney Foundation Board and I look forward to continuing the work to help Cheyney University thrive.”

Mr. Phillips expressed his thoughts on joining the Board by quoting Frederick Douglass, “A man’s character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.”

Dr. Larry J. Walker currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education at the University of Central Florida. Further, Dr. Walker held faculty appointments at Loyola University Maryland and Howard University. He has published numerous articles on race, leadership, and policy. Previously, he served on the Board at the House of Ruth Maryland and Maryland New Directions in Baltimore, MD. In addition, he was selected as a Congressional Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and worked as the Legislative Director for former Congressman Major R. Owens. During his tenure in Congressman Owens’s office, he supervised the legislative staff and worked on a bipartisan and bicameral basis to pass important legislation.

Tiffany M. Wilson currently works for the Pennsylvania Senate. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Temple University. After graduation, she began her career in public health. She credits a statewide political fellowship for heightening an interest in local/state politics and government services. She has extensive experience serving on various boards in addition to fundraising and volunteer experience. When she is not working, she enjoys spending
time with her daughter, Paris.

Bryan N. Phillips, J.D. currently serves as the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Avoro Capital Advisors LLC, a New York-based global life sciences investment firm with a focus on supporting emerging biotechnology companies. Bryan has over 20 years of experience working in the financial industry acquiring knowledge across the areas of compliance, trading, client support, and wealth management. During his career, Bryan has worked at institutions such as Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Citadel LLC.

Bryan graduated from Cheyney University in 1993, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Bryan also received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from New York Law School.

About the Cheyney University Foundation: The Cheyney Foundation was established as a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1971 to increase private gift support for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. Since its inception, The Cheyney Foundation has been committed to establishing positive relationships with private donors, foundations, corporations, and other constituents in order to build a strong foundation for Cheyney University.