FORMER INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS


For more than 114 years, thirty women have passionately and ably assumed the mantles of sisterhood, leadership and service as national (and later, international) president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.

Under their stewardship, the sorority has evolved from a sisterhood on the campus of Howard University to a global organization laser-focused on issues involving economics, education, social action, the environment, human rights, political activism and equity.

  • 1

    Nellie May Quander*

    Term: 1913 – 1919

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  • 2

    Loraine Richardson Green*

    Term: 1919 – 1923

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  • 3

    Lottie Pearl Mitchell*

    Term: 1923 – 1925

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  • 4

    Pauline Sims Puryear*

    Term: 1925 – 1927

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  • 5

    Bobbie Beatrix Scott*

    Term: 1927 – 1929

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  • 6

    Maudelle Brown Bousfield*

    Term: 1929 – 1931

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  • 7

    Maude Brown Porter*

    Term: 1931 – 1933

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  • 8

    Ida Louise Jackson, LHD*

    Term: 1933 – 1936

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  • 9

    Margaret Davis Bowen EdD, LLD*

    Term: 1936 – 1939

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  • 10

    Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, MD*

    Term: 1939 – 1941

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  • 11

    Beulah Tyrrell Whitby*

    Term: 1941 – 1946

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  • 12

    Edna Over Gray Campbell*

    Term: 1946 – 1949

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  • 13

    Laura T. Fife Lovelace*

    Term: 1949 – 1953

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  • 14

    Arnetta G. McKamey Wallace*

    Term: 1953 – 1958

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  • 15

    Marjorie Holloman Parker, PhD*

    Term: 1958 – 1962

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  • 16

    Julia Brogdon Purnell, LHD*

    Term: 1962 – 1966

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  • 17

    Larzette Golden Hale (Wilson), PhD*

    Term: 1966 – 1970

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  • 18

    Mattelia Bennett Grays, EdD

    Term: 1970 – 1974

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  • 19

    Bernice Irene Sumlin, LHD*

    Term: 1974 – 1978

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  • 20

    Barbara Kinard Phillips, EdD*

    Term: 1978 – 1982

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  • 21

    Faye Beverly Bryant*

    Term: 1982 – 1986

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  • 22

    Janet Jones Ballard*

    Term: 1986 – 1990

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  • 23

    Mary Shy Scott, LHD*

    Term: 1990 – 1994

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  • 24

    Eva Lois Allmon Evans, PhD*

    Term: 1994 – 1998

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  • 25

    Norma Solomon White, LHD

    Term: 1998 – 2002

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  • 26

    Linda Marie White*

    Term: 2002 – 2006

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  • 27

    Barbara Anne McKinzie, LHD**

    Term: 2006 – 2010

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  • 28

    Carolyn House Stewart, Esq.

    Term: 2010 – 2014

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  • 29

    Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson

    Term: 2014 – 2018

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  • 30

    Glenda Glover, PhD, JD, CPA

    Term: 2018 – 2022

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* Indicates Deceased
**No longer a member pursuant to action at the 67th Boule – July 2016