Our Board of Directors

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy’s website.
The Board of Directors is proud to welcome you as you explore the site,
which will give you a glimpse into the exciting educational journey our school
provides for the over 330 students we serve each day.

Board Officers

Michelle Nettles, Chair
Chief People and Culture Officer, ManpowerGroup
Jack Gebhardt, Vice Chair
Green River Equity Partners
DeVona Wright-Cottrell, Secretary
Associate General Counsel & Director, Baird
Derek L. Tyus, Treasurer
Vice President & CIO, West Bend Mutual Insurance
Dr. Howard Fuller, Founder and Board Chair Emeritus
Marquette University Institute for the Transformation of Learning

Board Members at Large

Aisha Carr
Director, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
Michael Cox
United Negro College Fund, Regional Development Director
Steve Dykema
Vice President, Mission Advancement at LUMIN Schools
Rashida Evans
Leadership Coach, The New Teacher Project
Pastor Archie Ivy
Pastor, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Kole Knueppel
Director of the Center for Transformational Educational Leadership at the University of Notre Dame
Kenneth Robertson
Vice President & CFO, Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Deborah Schultz
Executive Officer and Vice President- Financial Management, Northwestern Mutual
Joe Tate
Joe Tate Foundation

About Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy (formerly Milwaukee Collegiate Academy ) is a public, charter high school delivering a college-focused education to high school students for 15 years. Our school sets ambitious goals for student achievement and we believe that all scholars are capable of academic success. Our graduates are consistently accepted to four-year colleges and universities at a rate of 100% percent over the last seven years in a row.

We do more than prepare our scholars for higher education. We provide them with the skills necessary to effect change in society and help transform their local, national and global communities.

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy was founded in 2004 by eight notable pastors and Dr. Howard Fuller. We value students’ learning strengths and differences, identities, and voices with the mission of sending scholars to and through college. In 2019, Milwaukee Collegiate Academy was renamed to honor student advocate and Board Chair Emeritus Dr. Howard Fuller.

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Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy

4030 N. 29th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53216
PHONE: (414) 873-4014
FAX: (414) 873-4344
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Judith Parker, Principal

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Our Eight Character Strengths

  • Love
  • Optimism
  • Zest
  • Social Intelligence
  • Grit
  • Curiosity
  • Self Control
  • Gratitude
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