Rutgers-Camden’s Dr. Antonio Tillis Named to African American Museum Board in Philadelphia


Chancellor Dr. Antonio Tillis. Photo courtesy of Rutgers University-Camden.

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PHILADELPHIA — Dr. Antonio Tillis, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, was named to the African American Museum in Philadelphia Board on Tuesday.

Tillis, a member of the president’s cabinet and a key member of Rutgers University’s leadership team at large, is a former Fulbright Scholar who served as interim president of the University of Houston–Downtown before joining Rutgers-Camden.

Since its founding in 1976, AAMP has been committed to telling the story of African Americans in all its permutations: family life, the Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law, and technology.

Other new board members include Dr. Denise Christian, Chief Clinical Officer at CINQ Care Inc.; Joan Gubernick, President of 1818 Select and former Chief Marketing Officer for Einstein Healthcare Network; and Derek G. Redcross, Co-Founder of Redcross.

“We are so honored to have these four remarkable individuals join our Board of Directors,” said Sabrina Brooks, chair of AAMP’s Board of Directors. “As AAMP reaches a pivotal time in our growth, we are excited to have these individuals contribute their knowledge, business acumen, and time to develop strategies that support our mission and vision as a cultural destination.”

Tillis holds more than two decades of experience in higher education and has also served in faculty roles as a professor. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, he is also noted scholar in the field of Afro-Hispanic studies. He has presented his scholarship at lectures and conferences and as coeditor of several books in the United States and around the world.

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