President Emerita of Spelman College & Bennett College for Women
Johnnetta Betsch Cole is a part-time Principal Consultant with Cook Ross, Inc., a consulting firm that provides solutions to organizations in the areas of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, leadership development and organizational change management. Before assuming her current position, she served for eight years as the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Recently, she was named the seventh President and Board Chair of The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). Read More >
Living in Segregation
"You were most certainly correct in predicting that we would love Dr. Cole. She was a wonderful guest and speaker. Her connection with the people who had the pleasure of hearing her remarks and the timeliness of her message for the University of Tennessee was profound to say the least. Please do pass along my sentiments and continued appreciation of her willingness to travel to Knoxville to deliver the Goodrich Lecture. Without a doubt, it will always stand out in my memory as one of the best connections I have ever experienced."
"Everyone on campus is still talking about your visit and the power of your presentation on Monday. Thank you for coming to Evansville and USI to share your words and spirit to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
"The event was a huge success with record attendance of 770 people this year. Dr. Cole was incredibly inspiring. Our guests hung on every word she shared. Dr. Cole has a way of making everyone in the room feel valued."