Alumni Board

Meet your Neal-Marshall leadership team

We’re glad to have you as part of our IU community. Let us to introduce ourselves.

Karen L. Williams


Karen earned her BA in journalism from the former Ernie Pyle School of Journalism (now the Media School) at Indiana University and an MSA in advertising from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Crystal T. Williams, Esq.

President Elect

Crystal received her BA in psychology from Indiana University, and she earned her JD from Duke University School of Law.

Shontrai D. Irving

Vice President

Shontrai graduated from IU Bloomington with distinction with majors in criminal justice and Afro-American studies. He earned his IU School of Law degree while pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice. He earned an MBA from Purdue University where he was named Outstanding Student by the faculty.

Ana McCune van de Velde


Ana received her bachelor’s degree from the former School of Journalism (now Media School) at Indiana University. She also received an MBA from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

Dawn M. Whitehead


Dawn received a PhD in education policy studies, an MS degree in international and comparative education, and a BA in history and Afro-American studies.

Vernon Williams

Immediate Past President

Vernon earned a bachelor’s degree from the former School of Journalism (now Media School) at Indiana University in Bloomington. He received a master’s degree in communication from Purdue University–Calumet campus and an administrative license and master’s degree in education from Ball State University.

Clarence W. Boone Jr.

National Director/IUAA Liaison

Clarence earned his bachelor’s degree from College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington. He also received a master’s degree in health administration from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.