University Outreach Advancement Board

Advancement Board

Pictured from left to right: Todd Fullington, Daniel Yu, Don-Terry Veal, Chang Joo Lee, Henry Ford, Joo Seok Yoon, Ralph Elliott, Felicia Jones, Jeremy Arthur, Robin Barca, Henry Gimenez, Wanda Lewis, Ralph Foster, and Royrickers Cook. Unable to attend, Ron Burgess, Sandra Ford, and Patrick Henry.


This is OutreachThe Office of the Vice President for University Outreach formed the first ever Outreach Advancement Board in 2014. The purpose of the Advancement Board is to provide advice and support to University Outreach in its public service mission and strategic initiatives. Advancement Board members serve as advocates on Auburn University’s behalf to broaden its outreach constituencies and to enhance the profile of the outreach mission both within and beyond the institution.

The University Outreach Advancement Board focuses on three primary objectives – philanthropy, business and program development, and advocacy.  Board members assist University Outreach with meeting its capital development goals and in identifying major donor sources. The Board provides expertise and ideas for enhancing outreach services to existing communities and clientle, as well as for developing new programs and entrepreneurial services.  Finally, Board members act as ambassadors for University Outreach in the community, and serve as advocates with civic leaders and influential groups in order to strengthen Outreach’s relationship with all its stakeholders.

The members of the University Outreach Advancement Board represent public, private and non-profit sectors in the academic, investment, entrepreneurial, government, industry, business, education, and health care fields.

Board Chair:
  • Jeremy Arthur – Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama
  • Robin Barca – Baptist Health
  • Ronald Burgess – Auburn University
  • Henry Ford – Real Estate Management/A Promise to Help Ministry
  • Sandra Ford – Physician/A Promise to Help Ministry
  • Todd Fullington – BB&T Bank
  • Henry Gimenez – Attorney
  • Patrick Henry – Professional speaker/entertainer
  • Felicia Jones – Black Belt Community Foundation
  • Chang Joo Lee – DuPont Performance Coatings
  • Wanda Lewis – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County
  • Joo-Seok Yoon – Halla Visteon Climate Control Alabama Corporation
Ex officio:
  • Royrickers Cook – Auburn University
  • Ralph Elliott – Clemson University

Last Updated: August 3, 2018