TCNAA Presidents

The Tougaloo College National Alumni Association was founded in 1905 and incorporated in 1988. The purpose of the organization is to promote the mission, interests and ideas of Tougaloo College. As a result of visionary leadership, the Association has helped to instill a spirit of commitment in Alumni who have helped to sustain and perpetuate the legacy of Tougaloo College, which currently ranks as on of the top colleges in America. The Association’s involvement with recruiting, fund raising, image enhancement and other vital supporting activities has been essential to the welfare and survival of our Alma Mater. The Following individuals have served as president from 1905 through 2021.

Edward R. Garrett  (1905 – 1907)
C. S. Ledbetter  (1907 – 1909)
R. V. Simms  (1909 – 1911)
C. S. Ledbetter  (1911 – 1915)
P. G. Cooper  (1915 – 1917)
W. A. Bender  (1917 – 1921)
R. A. Hamilton  (1921 – 1931)
Jonathan Brooks  (1931 – 1933)
R. A. Hamilton  (1933 – 1935)
N. D. Taylor  (1935 – 1937)
Doris Hall  (1937 – 1939)
T. R. Sanders  (1939 – 1940)
C. B. Christian  (1940 – 1941)
O. F. Smith  (1941 – 1943)
Naomi J. Townsend  (1943 – 1945)
C. B. Christian  (1945 – 1947)
Walter Washington  (1947 – 1950)
Gladys Noel Bates  (1950 – 1953)
George A. Owens (Tougaloo College)  (1953 – 1955)
George Lewis (Southern Christian Institute)  (1955 – 1959)
Maggie Dunson  (1959 – 1961)
Ruth B. Pendleton  (1961 – 1963)
Annie S. Smith  (1963 – 1965)
Roosevelt Robinson, Jr.  (1965 – 1967)
Ernestine Holloway  (1967 – 1969)
Leroy Jackson  (1969 – 1971)
Eddie Hunter  (1971 – 1974)
Leroy Ellis  (1974 – 1978)
Van Allen  (1978 – 1980)
Eugene DeLoach  (1980 – 1982)
Wilber Smith  (1982 – 1984)
Theodore Jones  (1984 – 1986)
Roy L. Irons  (1986 – 1988)
H. T. Drake  (1988 -1991)
Barbara T. Hilliard  (1991- 1994)
Willie Bailey  (1994 – 1997)
Thomas W. Gray  (1997 – 2000)
Stanley Weakley  (2000 – 2003)
Roosevelt Turner  (2003 – 2009)
Tophas Anderson (2009 – 2015)
Dexter J. Robinson  (2015 – 2017)
Carlos Smith  (2017 – 2018)
David Miller  (2018 – 2021)
Joyce Small Delk  (2021 – present )
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