Richard James Board Secretary/Board Member

Professor James is a Native of Norfolk, Virginia  and Military Veteran with over three decades of progressive Governmental experience on the Local, State, and National levels.

Appointed as the lead spokesperson and Governmental Liaison for The Foundation, James has a vast experience negotiating with foreign leaders from Benin, Ghana, Egypt, Nigeria and Ethiopia.  James has advised members of the Virginia and United States Government in Urban Development and Public Policy. 

Prof. James is the Department Head of Criminal Justice and Cluster Lead of Social Science at Tidewater Community College.