National Boards & Advisory

2006-2008   Executive Committee, Advisory Board, Natural Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute. Washington D. C.
2002-2003   Chair, Editorial Board. Change Magazine.
2001-2003   Co-Chair, National Science Commission. Smithsonian Institute. Washington D.C
2002-2006   Member, Advisory Board, Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The National Science Foundation.
2000-2004   Member, Foundation Board, University of California, Riverside
2001-2010   Chair National Advisory Committee, Chair. American Anthropological Association National Project. “Race and Human Variation.”
1999-2008   Member, Advisory Board, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute.
1996-Present   Member, Advisory Board, Human Rights Watch Committee on Women
1999-2000   Chair, Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges and Universities.
1998-2000   Member, Commission on Governmental Relations, American Council on Education
1997-2000   Member, New York Coalition of 100 Black Women.
1997-2005   Member, National Steering Committee, Council on Aid to Education (CAE), a subsidiary of Rand Corporation
1996-2003   Member, Board of Senior Scholars, National Center for Postsecondary Improvement. Stanford University School of Education
1996-2000   Member, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Committee on Critical Issues, and Nominations Committee
1996-2008   Member, Board of Trustees, Ford Foundation.
1996-2000   Member, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges Commission on the Urban Agenda
1996-1998   Member, Advisory Committee, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. The National Science Foundation
1995-2000   Member, Board of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities Also member of Executive Committee.
1995-1997   Chair, American Council on Education: Commission on the Status of Women
1994-2007   Member, American Council on Education: Commission on the Status of Women
1994-2007   Member, National Advisory Board and Research Design Team, California Commission on Post-Secondary Education. Research project, "College Choices and Experiences of African-American High School Graduates."
1993-1997   Chair, Advisory Committee, Ford Foundation/United Negro College Fund Community Service Partnership Project (CSPP).  The purpose of this committee was to strengthen the role of community service in the college curriculum
1993-1996   Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Cultural Diversity. This Board is designed to provide an interdisciplinary forum for educators, researchers and practitioners with essential information regarding the application of cultural diversity principles to human interaction
1997-1990   Served on nine national boards and advisory committees and five editorial boards representing journals and publications in higher education.