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The Administration at Drake State is led by the President and a group of senior leaders which comprise the President’s Cabinet. The President’s Cabinet includes individuals who are responsible for the supervision of the faculty, support services, fiscal affairs, program development, and accreditation. Additionally, the college seeks the advice of an advisory committee to insure the needs of the community, area industry and our students are being properly serviced by the College.

President’s Cabinet

Dr. Patricia G. Sims
Dr. Carolyn Henderson
Dean of Instruction
Dr. Nicole Bell
Dean of Students
Akeem Alexander
Director of Fiscal Affairs
Bruce Bulluck
Director of Operations
Dr. Karen Ray
Director of Workforce Development
Dr. Alice Raymond
Director of the Office of Innovation and Program Success, Office of Health Sciences
Dr. Lesley Shotts
Research and Grants Coordinator

Foundation Board


John Meredith
Owner, Meredith Advocacy/Councilman, Huntsville City Council
Vice President
Beth Richardson
Branch President, Progress Bank
Van Strickland
Administrator, NASA/SLS Program Operations Manager
Arin Zapf
Chief Nursing Officer, Huntsville Hospital


Alka Bhargav

Founder & Executive Director, AUM Foundation

Charlie Burruss

Owner, Kudzu Productions

Trista Gladish

Data Center Site Manager, Meta

Laura Hall

Alabama House of Representatives

Denetra Hartzog-Mitchell

Corporate Counsel, Adtran

Karen Jones-Smith

President, Royal Funeral Home

Lori King-Taylor

President, Trinity Performance Solutions

Ambria Lankford

Attorney, Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne PC

Mona Miller

Women’s Business Center Program Director, The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship

Latonya Mumpfield

Director of Human Resources, Toyota Manufacturing

David Person

Owner, David Person Media

Dick Reeves

Vice-Chairman & Chief Operating Officer, The Institute for Exotic Science

Alexis Toney

Quality Assurance Manager, PPG Industries Inc.


Office of the President

S.C. O’Neal Library and Technology Center, Third Floor
3421 Meridian Street, North
Huntsville, Alabama 35811


Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 5:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – noon