Our Board of Directors

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy is governed by a non-profit board comprising Milwaukee parents and community leaders. The Board is responsible for establishing the school’s policies and overseeing its academic, operational, and financial performance.

Board Officers

Michelle Nettles, Chair
Chief People and Culture Officer, ManpowerGroup
DeVona Wright-Cottrell, Secretary
Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
GMR Marketing, LLC
Derek L. Tyus, Treasurer
Vice President & CIO, West Bend Mutual Insurance
Dr. Howard Fuller, Founder and Board Chair Emeritus
Marquette University Institute for the Transformation of Learning

Board Members at Large

Aisha Carr
Opportunity Youth Re-Engagement Director, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
Mark A. Ellison, Jr.
General Manager, Raising Cane’s
Rashida Evans
Leadership Coach, The New Teacher Project
Lauren Feaster
CEO, Professional Dimensions
Dorothy Hunt
Parent Member

Amos Malone, Sr.
Case Administrator & Courtroom Deputy U.S. District Court, Western District of WI
Richaad Reed
National Account Manager, Lucas-Milhaupt
Kenneth Robertson
Vice President, COO & CFO, Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Deborah Schultz
Executive Officer and Vice President – Financial Management, Northwestern Mutual
Kenny Sommerville
Parent Member

Solomon M. Tesfai
Senior Director – Finance & PMO for North America, Molson Coors Beverage Company

About Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy

Founded in 2004, Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy is a tuition-free, non-profit, public charter high school open to  all students in the City of Milwaukee. We serve over 320 scholars, most of whom reside on the north side of Milwaukee, receive free and reduced lunch, and will be the first in their families to attend college when they attend.

Our mission is to send our scholars to and through college and we engage them in a vibrant culture of mentoring, challenging academics, and early college experiences. From day one every scholar is engaged in college and career exploration that culminates in apprenticeships and early workplace opportunities. This year, 23% of eligible students earned college credit through dual enrollment opportunities at our partner schools — UWM, MATC, WCTC, Gateway and Herzing.

Our college-going culture gets results: 100% of our graduates have been accepted into college since 2012. We do more than prepare our scholars for higher education. We believe in and support our scholars’ college aspirations and, through our familial environment, nurture within them the tools each needs to persist through any obstacles.

Our Partners

Get In Touch

We are eager to hear from you. Send us a message.

Rodney Lynk, CEO

High School
2212 N. Vel R. Phillips Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Philip Smith, Principal
Kasey Herd,
Assistant Principal
Andrew Carek,
Assistant Principal

Middle School
Mardak — Vandenberg Campus
4030 N. 29th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53216
PHONE: (414) 873-4014
FAX: For transcripts and student records, please email: sabrina.hightower@hfca.org

© since 2013 by Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy

Our Eight Character Strengths

  • Love
  • Optimism
  • Zest
  • Social Intelligence
  • Grit
  • Curiosity
  • Self Control
  • Gratitude