The South Side Community Art Center is proud to be governed by a diverse board of professionals, educators, artists, art enthusiasts and collectors who are dedicated to ensuring the center fulfills its mission to preserve, conserve and promote the legacy and future of African American artists while educating the community on the value of art and culture.
“I welcome the opportunity to create, collaborate and honor our history while at the same time forging new paths that will help to ensure that our programming continues to celebrate the rich cultural history of Bronzeville, the African American artist, and the City of Chicago while inspiring and showcasing the next generation of great artists.”
executive assisstant and operations manager
zakkiyyah najeebah dumas-o'neal
public programs & engagement manager
archives and collections manager
membership and audience development manager
LOLA AYISHA OGBARA
Curator & exhibitions manager
Vice President and General Counsel, for Northern Illinois University (NIU)
Founder and President of Community Interface, Inc.
Associate Provost and Executive Director UChicago Arts and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, The University of Chicago
PHILLIP M. GANT III
Retired Advertising Executive
TWYLER L. JENKINS
CEO and Chief Strategist of Strategic Events Solutions Founder and CEO of I Am That Woman Movement & Retreat
SUSAN DAVENPORT SMITH
Apostolic Faith Church
Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History at Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Executive Director of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
Retired Corporate General Counsel and “C” Suite Executive. Active Board Member, Pilot Light and Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Emeritus Board Members are former members of the board of directors who have completed his/her service as a director and continue to be associated with the organization as an adviser.