Harold N. Washington has been elected as the new Savannah State University National Alumni Association (SSUNAA) President.
Washington, whose term will last from 2021-24, was installed and welcomed along with other SSUNAA Executive Board officers during its virtual Annual May Meeting on May 1, 2021.
Washington is a 1998 graduate of Savannah State with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. While at SSU, he was a member of the football and track teams. He holds a master’s degree in Education from Troy State University and a specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University.
A 22-year public school educator, Washington has served as a teacher, coach, mentor, and currently serves as a high school administrator in the DeKalb County Public School System. He has remained active and close to his Savannah State roots as he has served as treasurer, financial secretary, and homecoming raffle chairman for the National Alumni Association. He is also a legacy graduate of Savannah State as both of his parents earned their degrees Savannah State. His father, the late Richard Washington, graduated in 1956 while his mother, Dr. Clemontine Freeman Washington, is a 1966 alumnae. The younger Washington is also the proud father of one son, Christopher and in his free time, he enjoys traveling and going to outdoor concerts.
The 45-year old Midway, Georgia native states that his team’s strategic plan will focus on giving the alumni association, university and community M.O.R.E. which stands for Membership Outreach Resources Engagement. “We are going to have a laser like focus on unique and specific areas that are critical needs for the University. While at the same time building and growing the Alumni Association.”
Other newly elected SSUNAA Executive Board officers for 2021-2024 consists of the following: Cassundra Huntley, Vice President; Ruby Hall, Recording Secretary; Florine Baker, Corresponding Secretary; Cynthia Hillery-Jackson, Financial Secretary; Lisa Earls, Treasurer; and Lonnie Denton, Chaplain. John Lang is the Midwestern Region Vice President and Birnell Hatcher is the Southern Region Vice President.
In addition, the following SSUNAA members were appointed to the SSUNAA Executive Board and installed Willie Walker, Executive Vice President; Kamaria S. Hill, Reporter; Yusef Polite, Historian; and Patricia Clark, Parliamentarian