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GUNAA Board of Directors

Election Candidates

Listed below are the candidates running in the upcoming elections for the Grambling University National Alumni Association Board of Directors. Click on each name for more information about the candidate:


Russell LeDay
Thomas Jones



Cathy Conwright

Mary Cole

David Hines

Hope Crawford
Joyce Price

Michael Hamilton 
Kimberlie Page   

Candidate Overview


Russell Leday campaign document



  • A CHRISTIAN Woman, with faith in Jesus Christ.  A faithful member of the Faithful Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, TX for 31 years.  Successfully served as FMBC Sanctuary Choir President for 4 years
  • Loving, dedicated mother of 2 (both Gramblinites) and grandmother of 2
  • Hails from Marion, LA; member of the Guinness Book “Recording Setting Wayne Family”, with 8 generations of GSU graduates
  • Currently successfully serving as GUNAA Vice President, continuing to strengthen the legacy of GUNAA and our beloved alma mater, Grambling State University, with “forward progress” in creativity and innovative thinking
  • Acknowledged and accomplished Leader; successfully served for 6 years as President of the GUNAA-Dallas Chapter with significant increases in membership, sponsorships and financials
  • Currently serving as Vice President of the GUNAA Metropolitan DFW Chapter
  • Qualified by Education and Experience, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Gainfully (and currently) employed by IBM for 36 years, in Project Management and Information Technology
  • Currently serving the Sisterly Relations Chairperson of the Omicron Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated   
  • Recipient of the “Think HBCU” Leadership Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • 2017 Recipient of the “GUNAA Distinguished Alumni Award” in the Junior Category




  • High School: Lake Providence Sr. H. S. Lake Providence, LA – 1978 Graduate
  • College or University: Grambling State University - 1983 Graduate - Bachelor of Science (Accounting) & Bachelor of Arts (English)




  • Federal Government (1984 – Present) - Auditor


Organizational Involvement:


  • Grambling University National Alumni Association – Life Member # 457;
  • Grambling University National Alumni Association – Dallas Chapter – Treasurer;
  • Blacks In Government (BIG) (Dallas Metroplex Chapter) – Treasurer & Parliamentarian;
  • Association for the Improvement of Minorities (AIM-IRS) Dallas Chapter – Treasurer;
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Delta Sigma Chapter, Xi Tau Lambda Chapter) – Treasurer.


Experience, Qualifications & Goals:


·        Provided leadership, direction and oversight for the accounting and financial reporting functions, financial systems, and internal controls for a non-profit organization.

·        Established and implemented sound accounting and fiscal procedures to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures, plus all external accounting and government related rules and regulations.


Ø  Will require and will adhere to GAAP accounting principles;

Ø  Will implement sound accounting procedures to reconcile the finances of GUNAA;

Ø  Will conduct and validate annual audit reports, sent to CPA, used to file Annual Form 990 Return;

Ø  Will set guidelines so as to not pay unsubstantiated, fraudulent, and/or unnecessary financial expenses;

Ø  Will enforce validation of expenses.


·        In-depth knowledge of general ledger systems, including accounts payable processing, accounts receivable collections and tracking, expense and reimbursement tracking, reconciliation processes, and financial report generation.

·        Able to communicate well on all levels of the Association. Assertive, aggressive and work diligently with the Officers to bring about a difference in this Association. 

David Hines Campaign Document
David Hines Campaign Document (PDF)





Kimberlie Page for Business Manager


  1. Reevaluate the Associations' existing income (i.e. membership dues, chapter assessment, etc.) and current expenses to identify areas of strengths and opportunities to maximize their usage while boosting the financial integrity of the Association. 
  2. Work with our Finance Team to determine if our current banking relationships are the best fit for the Association.
  3. Develop a strategic plan to update and enhance the operations of the Association for the National Office, local chapters and members.
  4. Help create and support a stable foundation that benefits the members of GUNAA and the University.
  5. Establish regular communication to GUNAA's stakeholders.