African American Alumni Reunion


Honorary Co-Chairs
David Cade, ’96 (Boeing)
Hon. Harry T. Edwards, ’65 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit)
Harold Ford, ’96 (Morgan Stanley)
Hon. Roger Gregory, ’78 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit)
Anita Jenkins, ‘74
Jim Jenkins, ’73 (John Deere)
Broderick Johnson, ’83 (The Collins Johnson Group)
Charlotte Johnson, ’88 (Dartmouth College)
Hon. Amalya Kearse, ’62 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)
David Lewis, ’70 (Lewis & Munday)
Michele Mayes, ’74 (New York Public Library)
Walter Sutton, ’70 (Walmart)
Larry Thompson, ’74 (Pepsico)
Reginald Turner, ’87 (Clark Hill)

Executive Chairs
Saul Green, ’72 (Miller Canfield)
Curtis Mack, ’73 (McGuire Woods)
Elizabeth Campbell, ’78 (Andrews Kurth)

Committee Co-Chairs 

Glenn Oliver, ’87 (
Michael Parham, ’89 (RealNetworks)

Charles Lowery, '79 (NAACP)
Hardy Vieux, ’97 (Martin & Gitner)
Chandra Davis, ’02 (McFadden, White, Sprattlin & Davis)

Marty Dunn, ’84 (Dinsmore & Shohl)
Khalilah Spencer, ’01 (Honigman)


Volunteers Needed!

If you would like to get involved with the planning of the African American Alumni Reunion, please send an email to Lara Furar, Director of Alumni Relations at

All of the committees are actively recruiting members and need your help!

Programming Committee
The purpose of the committee is to plan the content for the weekend of events, with schedules, sessions (social and substantive) to be determined by the committee in collaboration with the larger planning group and in consultation with the alumni relations office.   Sessions will include speakers and panels, as well as social events.

Outreach/Participation Committee:
Goals of the participation committee are (1) to reach as many African American alumni with news of the reunion, and (2) to encourage attendance in Ann Arbor in March.  Volunteers will reach out to fellow alumni with phone calls and emails. 

The participation committee works in conjunction with the marketing efforts of the alumni relations office.   These marketing efforts will include communications such as save the date messages, invitations, and general promotions.

Fundraising Committee
The goal of the sponsorship committee is to raise funds to underwrite the production of the reunion weekend. Monies raised will provide immediate assistance in a number of ways:

  • complimentary event registration fees for current and prospective students
  • reduced registration fees for recent graduates and alumni working within the public sector
  • general programming and continuing legal education sessions

Additionally, any proceeds after expenses will be given to the Alden J. “Butch” Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund.



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