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November 9, 2021
Randal delivers keynote at LEAP TA: Life Sciences Summit
Princeton, NJ (Virtual)

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About Randal

"I try to live according to the 7 F’s:
Faith, Family, Friends, Fellowship, Fun, Fitness, and Finance."


Below is a list of my current and past organizational affiliations.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 Pre-College chapters. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions. NSBE had its genesis at a national conference planned and hosted by the Society of Black Engineers at Purdue University in April 1975. Black Engineering students from the United States and Canada attended the event. From this meeting of concerned students and educators, NSBE was born. In 1976, NSBE was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the State of Texas. NSBE also became recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Current/Past Involvement: Lifetime Member, 2005-Until; NSBE National Convention, Workshop Facilitator, 1995-2003; NSBE National Leadership Institute (NLI) and Regional Leadership Conferences, Workshop Facilitator, 1996-99; NSBE National Leadership Institute (NLI) Conference Planning Committee, Committee Member, 1998-99; NSBE Alumni Extension Professional Development Conference (PDC), Workshop Facilitator, 1997-98; NSBE Regional Conferences, Workshop Facilitator, 1995-99, NSBE National Conference Planning Committee (Boston, MA), Workshops and Speakers Chairperson, 1996-97; NSBE National Executive Board Member, 1993-94; NSBE Region One Chairperson, 1993-94; NSBE Region One Academic Excellence Chairperson, 1993-94; NSBE Region One Business and Entrepreneurial Network (B.E.NET) Chairperson, 1993-94; MEET/Rutgers NSBE Chapter President, 1992-93 & 1991-92; Region One Fall Conference Planning Chairperson, 1992-93; Academic Excellence Chairperson, 1992-93 & 1992-92; New Jersey Zone Executive Board Member 1992-93 & 1991-92; MEET/Rutgers NSBE High School Outreach Chairperson, 1990-91; MEET/Rutgers NSBE Alumni Night Chairperson, 1990-91; MEET/Rutgers NSBE Senior Awards Banquet Chairperson, 1990-91; MEET/Rutgers NSBE Big Brother/Big Sister Committee Member, 1990-94; MEET/Rutgers NSBE High School Outreach Committee Member, 1989-1990; MEET/Rutgers NSBE Alumni Night Committee Member, 1989-1990.


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Since it's founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men
who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the "Jewels" of the Fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene
Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy. The organization's mission states that "Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities."

Current/Past Involvement: Lifetime Member, 2007-Until; Theta Psi Lambda (Somerset, NJ), 2007-Present; Kappa Phi Lambda (Columbia, MD), 2007; The Alpha Foundation of Howard County, 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast, Keynote Speaker, 2008; Eastern Region Conference, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fraternal Luncheon, Keynote Speaker, 2008; 102nd Anniversary Convention, Public Program, Keynote Speaker, 2008; Delta Theta Lambda Education Foundation, 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast, Keynote Speaker, 2009; Assistant Chief Pharaoh, Kappa Phi Lambda Intake, Spring 2008; Assistant Chief Pharaoh, Kappa Phi Lambda Intake, Winter 2008; Honorary Co-Chair, Inauguration Committee for the 33rd General President Herman "Skip" Mason, 2009; Co-Emcee, Inauguration Gala for the 33rd General President Herman "Skip" Mason, 2009.


New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute (NJPPRI)

NJPPRI identifies, analyzes and disseminates information critical to informed public policy development in and for the African-American community in New Jersey and the region. Founded in 1977 by a group of African-American professionals, whom I considered to be role models and mentors, NJPPRI reviews and evaluates public policies that lead to positive outcomes and improved conditions in the African-American community. Since its inception, NJPPRI has established a solid record in analyzing positions on education, housing, tax reform, and many other issues. NJPPRI has called on and employed a variety of means for promoting discussion and influencing public policy, including timely reports, policy conferences and capacity building.

Current/Past Involvement: NJPPRI Board of Directors, 2003-present; NJPPRI Vice Chairperson of Programs, 2004-present.


Institute for African-American eCulture (iAAEC)

The Institute for African-American ECulture (iAAEC, a 501c3 organization) is an information technology research community that brings together a number of African-American computer scientists, social scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, community developers and other interested parties committed to accelerating the development of electronic culture within the African-American community. iAAEC is building a sustainable professional research community in pursuit of these goals. iAAEC activities include: multidisciplinary basic research in IT with theory closely linked to practice; development of culture-specific technologies, pedagogies, and assessments; and research on scalable deployment models. Specific focus areas include: Core Technologies, Human Computer Interfaces and Collaborative Environments, Social-Cultural-Educational-Workforce issues; and Educational Technologies and Community Development.

Current/Past Involvement: National Science Foundation (NSF) Information Technology Research (ITR), New Approaches to Human Capital Development Grant Subaward, 2001-2002; Member 2000-present.


Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (N-TEN)

N-TEN aspires to a world where all nonprofits can skillfully and confidently use technology to meet community needs for responsive and humane social services, social equity and opportunity, a healthy natural environment, or the challenge and illumination of art. N-TEN connects diverse constituents who share a common goal of helping nonprofits use technology more effectively. Our membership is made up of both individuals and organizations, including nonprofits, technology support organizations, consultants, and vendors, who want to identify peers, connect with clients, develop professional support networks, and share information and resources (see the Member Directory). N-TEN programs include the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference; a series of regional conferences; TechFinder (an online directory of technology service providers for nonprofits); 501 Tech Clubs (local nonprofit technology networking groups); and a range of online resources to help nonprofits make more effective use of technology.

Current/Past Involvement: Board of Directors, 2004-present; N-TEN Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Session Panelist/Moderator, 2003-2005; N-TEN New York Regional Conference, Opening Session Keynote Speaker, 2004.


Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet)

I have served on the Board of Advisors for the Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet) since 2002. CTCNet was founded on the recognition that in an increasingly technologically dominated society, people who are economically disadvantaged will be left further behind if they are not provided access to and training on information tools. CTCNet envisions a society in which all people are equitably empowered with these tools and is committed to achieving this end. CTCNet is a US-based network of more than 1000 organizations united in their commitment to improve the educational, economic, cultural and political life of their communities through technology. CTCNet provides resources and advocacy to improve the quality and sustainability of community technology centers and programs at the local, national and international level. CTCNet works together with its member organizations to provide networking, capacity building, program development, and partnership opportunities.

Current/Past Involvement: Board of Advisors, 2002-present; Community Technology Centers' Network National Conference, Session Panelist/Moderator, 1999-2003.


Institute for Innovation in Government Technology (IIGT)

The Institute for Innovation in Government Technology (IIGT) appointed me to their Board of Advisors in 2004. IIGT provides technical and innovation consulting services to clients in government, corporate, nonprofit and academic sectors. The organizaiton collaborates with global partners to invent, test, transfer and sustain innovations in communications and information technology (CIT) systems applied to critical public policy issues. IIGT iscommitted to helping citizens improve access to government information, services and participation in democratic structures. The Institute helps people think about the future, build partnerships for change, invent solutions to information or service problems, “do more with less”, test new applications and models, and install systems. Success is measures by work that sustains improvements in government performance that benefit citizens.

Current/Past Involvement: Chairperson, Corporate Advisory Board, 2004-present.


National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

The NBMBAA's vision is to be an organization which leads in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for Blacks. The organization's mission as a professional membership organization of Black graduates with MBAs, advanced degrees, and entrepreneurs, is to increase the number as well as the diversity of successful Blacks in the business community by: (1) providing innovative programs to stimulate their intellectual and economic growth, (2) building partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth, and (3) increasing awareness and facilitating access to graduate management education programs and career opportunities in management fields. Established in 1970, the NBMBAA is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. In partnership with over 400 of the country's top business organizations, the association has inroads into a wide range of industries as well as the public and private sector. Yet all of NBMBAA's partners have one thing in common: they are all committed to the organization's goals and values.

Current/Past Involvement - National Conference (Chicago, IL), Workshop Facilitator, 2000; General Member, 2000 & 2005.


Association of American Rhodes Scholars (AARS)

Since its inception in 1928, the AARS has worked to foster intellectual and social fellowship among other Oxonians in North America, to support the work of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust, and to promote exchange and goodwill among the peoples of the diverse countries from which Rhodes Scholars and other Oxonians are drawn. Modest annual dues supplemented by generous additional contributions from members help fund its activities, including this website, the Sailing Weekend, reunions, lectures and other events. The Association publishes an annual newsletter, The American Rhodes Scholar, as well as the quarterly journal The American Oxonian, which includes articles, book reviews, class letters, and an annual directory of American Rhodes Scholars and other Oxonians.

Current/Past Involvement - 2005 Centenntial Reunion (Philadelphia, PA), 2005; General Member, 1996-2005.

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