Board of Trustees

Roy G. Perry, Chairman/President

Roy G. Perry, a Houston, Texas native, received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University in 1978. He is a Sloan Fellow and holds a master’s degree in management from Stanford University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.

Perry served in executive managerial roles at IBM, Allied Signal,…Read more >>



Terrence Gee, Vice Chair/Vice President - Strategy and Finance

Terrence Gee is a native of Houston, Texas.  He graduated from Lamar High School in 1982.  He then entered Rice University, graduating in 1986 with a with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Terrence began his professional career with Accenture, the global management and technology consulting firm, in 1986.  He was admitted to the firm’s partnership…Read more >>



John W. Osby, Vice Chair/Vice President - Operations


Mr. John W. Osby is a 1978 graduate of Prairie View A&M University receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.  Mr. Osby is currently Regional Engineering Manager responsible for the Gulf Coast and Western Regions for DuPont Engineering. 

With over 34 years of Project Management and capital portfolio management experience Mr. Osby is a leader…Read more >>



Samuel J. Coleman, Treasurer

Samuel J. Coleman (Sam) is the Deputy Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, South Central Region.  He is a 1977 graduate of Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.  Sam began his career in 1977 as a civilian employee…Read more >>



John W. Osby, Secretary


Mr. John W. Osby is a 1978 graduate of Prairie View A&M University receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.  Mr. Osby is currently Regional Engineering Manager responsible for the Gulf Coast and Western Regions for DuPont Engineering. 

With over 34 years of Project Management and capital portfolio management experience Mr. Osby is a leader…Read more >>



Nathelyne Archie Kennedy - Emeritus

Nathelyne Archie Kennedy, a professional engineer, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering in 1959 from Prairie View A&M University. Following college graduation, Ms. Kennedy worked as a Bridge Design Engineer with an engineering firm in Chicago, Illinois, and later with an engineering firm in Houston, Texas. In 1979 she became a Registered Professional Engineer…Read more >>



Marvin D. Brailsford - Emeritus

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Marvin D. Brailsford was born in Burkeville, Texas on January 31, 1939.  He graduated cum laude and as a distinguished military graduate from Prairie View A&M College with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1959.  He went on to receive a master’s degree in bacteriology from Iowa State University.  His educational pursuits also include…Read more >>



Fred Newhouse

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Frederick (Fred) is a native of Hallsville, Texas and currently resides in Houston.  After high school, he attended Prairie View A&M University in Texas and the University of Washington in Seattle, earning degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of International Business, respectively.  Between undergraduate and graduate school, he served two years in…Read more >>



Ernest Collins

imageErnie grew up on a farm in Travis County, approximately seven miles southeast of Austin, Texas.  The farm, located on Dee Gabriel Collins Road, has been owned and operated by members of the Collins family since the late 1800’s and has been recognized by the state of Texas for owning and operating the farm…Read more >>



Benny Lockett


Benny L. Lockett was born and reared in (Northeast) Linden Texas.  He graduated from Fairview High School in 1957.  Lockett received his Bachelor’s Degree from Prairie View A&M University in 1961 and his Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He engaged in further study on his Doctorate Degree at the University of…Read more >>



Janis McDowell Hadnott

Mrs. Hadnott is a 1957 Music Education graduate of Prairie View A&M University and did post graduate work in Opera Study at Texas Southern University.  She was a teacher for the Livingston High School in Polk County and Sweeny High School in Sweeny, Texas from 1957 until 1968.

Mrs. Janis Hadnott was president of the San…Read more >>



Carl Jackson

Carl Jackson was born in Bay City, TX. He earned his B.S. degree in 1963 and his M.S. in 1975, both from Prairie View A&M University.  Mr. Jackson began his career in sports as an outstanding athlete at Prairie View A&M University, where his talent was nurtured and manifested into producing a nationally recognized athlete and…Read more >>



Ricky Anderson


Attorney Ricky Anderson is a 1983 graduate of Prairie View A&M University, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration and his Juris Doctor Degree, from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1992, and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1992.

Attorney Ricky Anderson has been the Managing Partner of…Read more >>



Carl E. Johnson

Carl Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University in 1979.  He has completed additional educational programs in Executive Development, Leadership Strategies, Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing and Business Marketing Strategies from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

After graduation, Mr. Johnson began his career as a maintenance engineer with Union…Read more >>



Billy C. Davis

imageBilly C. Davis Jr is a native of Dallas, Texas.  He graduated from L.G. Pinkston High School in 1987 and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M in 1991. 

His professional career began in manufacturing at Westvaco Inc, Envelope Division.  In 1996, he joined Nokia Inc., pursuing a career in…Read more >>



Jiles Daniels

Jiles Daniels is a successful business owner and an experienced/ proven corporate leader with global expertise in leadership, relationship building, people management, recruiting, staff development and project management with one of the largest, most prominent publically owned Oil and Gas Companies in the world. Jiles’ leadership skills and experience with the Gulf Coast Alliance for Minorities in…Read more >>



Dameshia DeFlora

Dameshia DeFlora has a background in Management Consulting, specializing in program management, change management, process improvement, and systems implementation. DeFlora was named U.S. Black Engineer of the Year in 1995. She spent 16 years of her career with Accenture traveling the globe working in multiple industries before launching her own independent consulting business. She currently serves Fortune…Read more >>



Carl Moses

Carl Moses is a well-known Prairie View A&M University engineer with over 35 years of extensive experience in operations management, process safety and risk analysis.  Carl is nationally known for his leadership and advocacy regarding service work in the community.  He currently serves as the President/CEO of two (2) non-profits.  He worked as an Electrical, Instrument and…Read more >>



Dr. Donetta Goodall

Dr. Donetta Goodall is an experienced leader with a diverse background in the education and business industry arenas.  She will be a valued asset to the Prairie View A&M Foundation, as well as the University as both set a new course for success in the future. Her commitment to the community is a noble virtue that highlights…Read more >>



Jason Sowers

Jason Sowers, a Houston, Texas native, brings over 20 years of experience in public accounting and business advisory. He is the Founder and President of Sowers & Company, PC, a Certified Public Accounting firm that provides professional and personalized service related to Tax Management, Consulting, and Compliance for small-to-medium sized companies, as well as high income and…Read more >>



Emmit Wooten

Emmitt Wooten, P.E. is a talented Sr. Manufacturing Director at The Dow Chemical Company with a passion for people, strategy development, and value delivery. In addition to his passions, Emmitt is highly skilled in continuous improvement methodologies, such as Six Sigma, Lean/5S, organizational effectiveness, culture transformation, and disciplined execution. He is highly accomplished in attracting talent and…Read more >>



Oscar Taylor

Oscar Taylor has extensive training in professional sales, marketing and leadership effectiveness.  Oscar held successful positions in Sales for American Cyanamid (BASF), became a key legislative contact for the state of Texas and the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program before venturing into the sales arena for the pharmaceutical industry.  Oscar joined Eli Lilly & Company and Biogen…Read more >>


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