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.”
ZAKKIYYAH NAJEEBAH DUMAS-O’NEAL
MANAGER OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
ARCHIVES AND COLLECTIONS MANAGER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PHILLIP M. GANT III
TWYLER L. JENKINS
CEO and Chief Strategist of Strategic Events Solutions
Founder and CEO of I Am That Woman Movement & Retreat
Founder and President of Community Interface, Inc.
Associate Provost and Executive Director
UChicago Arts and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Interim Co-Director, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at AptarGroup
Vice President and General Counsel, for Northern Illinois University (NIU)
Education Leader and Consultant
Account Executive at Matsock Insurance and Financial Services
Executive Director of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
SUSAN DAVENPORT SMITH
Apostolic Faith Church
Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History at Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
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.