Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Director at Smithsonian Institution

Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Director at Smithsonian Institution

Overview
Career Highlights

University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Spelman College

RelSci Relationships

6410

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

10/19/1936 - Jacksonville, FL, United States

Age

84

Number of Awards

9

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Co-Founder at National Visionary Leadership Project

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Co-Founder at National Mentoring Partnership, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at Malaria No More

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Head, Global Public Policy Group at Dentons

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Executive Director at Hong Kong Finance Investment Holding Group Ltd.

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Director, Institute for Historical Biology at The College of William & Mary

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Deputy Director/Chief Curator at Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art

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Director at Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art

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Co-Founder at Xappmedia, Inc.

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Co-Founder at The Case Foundation

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Johnnetta Betsch Cole
Director at Smithsonian Institution
Education
BA in Anthropology
Class of 1957
PhD in Anthropology
Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.

Career History
President
1987 - 1997

Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, it became Spelman College in 1924 and have since held the distinction of being America's oldest historically Black college for women. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and they are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium. Today their student body comprises more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service. They are dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of their students. Spelman is proud of its 80-plus percent graduation rate, one of the best in the nation. Their global alumnae network is strong, providing connections and helping hands to graduates as they begin on their path of global engagement.

Director, Black Studies Program
Prior

Washington State University (WSU) is a public research university based in Pullman, in the U.S. state of Washington, in the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1890, WSU (colloquially referred to as Wazzu) is the state's original and largest land-grant university. The university is well known for its programs in chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, animal science, food science, plant science, architecture, neuroscience and communications. It is ranked in the top-ten universities in the US in terms of clean technology and it is one of 96 public and private universities in America with "very high research activity," as determined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU is ranked among the top half of national universities at 115th according to U.S. News and World Report.

Provost, Undergraduate Education
Prior

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Boards & Committees
Director
1994 - 2009
Founding Chairman of the Board
Current
Member, Advisory Board
Current
Member, Scholarly Advisory Committee
Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $10K
2017
$2,500 - $10K
2017
Political Donations
$250
2012
$100
2008
Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
2012
Arise Magazine - Top 100 Women
2011
Washingtonian Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
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