Vincent L. Briley

Vincent L. Briley serves as the Assistant Dean of Learning & Engagement at Cuyahoga Community College - Metropolitan Campus

Who do you look up to most, and why?

My late grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Lee "Honey Mack" Briley. I admire her commitment to providing her children and grandchildren a better life far away from the Mississippi Delta and cotton plantations. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? What would you do there?

I would travel to Paris, France, and retrace the steps of famous Black artists and creatives – from Josephine Baker, and Geoffrey Holder, to James Baldwin. 

What's your favorite book and why?

Any fairy tale or folk tale book. I love reading about old and wildly imaginative stories that people passed along to each other as part of their culture.

What does "paying it forward" mean to you?

"Trees planted by the ancestors provide shade for their descendants." We must leave a sturdy foundation for our future generations to build upon every day.

Advisory Board

We thank our Advisory Board Members for devoting their time & talents to support the Foundation!

Vincent L. Briley |  Cuyahoga Community College, Metropolitan Campus, Assistant Dean of Learning & Engagement

Terrell Danzy | Bar & Bean, Founder

Rev. Loversier Lewis | Second Baptist Church (Lorain, OH), Pastor

Paa-Kofi Obeng, D.O., MPH | Paa-Kofi Obeng D.O., MPH, LLC, CEO

Tamara Staley | Mayo Medical Laboratories Clinical Specialty, Representative

Shakita Trigg, CSSGB, SA | Amazon, Global IT DM

Community Ambassadors

Joseph & Tonya McFadden 

Jimmy Moon 

Martha Pye                                                                                     

Angela Strickland