Greetings from MU Black Alumni
Meet The Officers
President - Mr. Harold Rashad Sanders
Sanders is a chemical and outsource buyer at Special Metals PCC in Huntington. He was a contract specialist at Marshall University and has more than 15 years of experience with programming and event planning, creating initiatives on university’s Huntington and South Charleston campuses. Sanders served as the adviser for the American Dream Movement and has overseen hundreds of programs and events for the Huntington community and Tri-State. He was an Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. chapter president in college, a historian, a member of Alpha Iota Lambda Graduate Chapter and the advisor on the District Executive Committee for the Alpha Chapters at Marshall University and the state of West Virginia.
Vice President – Ms. Shaunte Polk
Shaunte, a 2009 graduate from Beckley, West Virginia, who serves as the Sponsored Program Administrator for Intercultural Affairs overseeing the Center for African American Students and LGBTQ+ offices at Marshall.Polk has worked to create diverse, inclusive and safe spaces for students while implementing programming about living and interacting in a global society. Committed to diversity and inclusion, her work has been recognized by WVVA, NBC News, Teen Vogue Magazine and PBS, to name a few. These recognitions have allowed her to connect with people all over the world to highlight Marshall University.
Treasurer – Mr. Christopher Taylor
Taylor graduated from Marshall University in 2008. He is currently a Cisco application architect/engineer/consultant and previously worked for Kaiser Permanente, with a focus on the budgeting of IT equipment. He was treasurer for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. during his time at Marshall.
Secretary – Ms. Deanna Bailey
Bailey graduated from Marshall with her bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2011 and her master’s degree in health care administration in 2013. She played tennis for the university from 2008-2010 and served as a reporter and editor for The Parthenon. Bailey is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She currently resides in the metro Atlanta area, where she serves as a buyer for the independent book store, Story On The Square.