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Rasheeda S. Liberty

International Grand Basileus

Rasheeda S. Liberty was elected the 25th International Grand Basileus of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., during the 58th Biennial Boule on July 31, 2020. In her new role, Mrs. Liberty, a 26- year member of the renowned sorority, will lead the organization as it celebrates its 100th year in 2022. Mrs. Liberty will provide leadership to over 100,000 sorority members and serve as chairman of the board of directors, composed of 38 national and regional officers who manage the sorority’s 500 chapters in the United States and in several countries.

Mrs. Liberty joined the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority in 1994 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A proven and dedicated mentor, she has spearheaded the growth of Sigma Gamma Rho in the Southeastern Region since 2016, serving in several leadership roles, including international first vice-president, Southeastern Region director and as international editor-in-chief. Mrs. Liberty is lauded by her sorority for her stewardship of the organization’s mission of enhancing the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally.

Rasheeda S. Liberty also serves as a regional finance director for Amazon. She is a recognized corporate leader with over 28 years of experience in delivering results for Fortune 100 companies. She is a member of numerous organizations including Top Ladies of Distinction, NAACP, Finance Executive Networking Group (FENG), and Jack & Jill of America.

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Meet Our

International Board

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian Irene White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Rhoades Martin and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University. Since its inception, the dynamic women of Sigma Gamma Rho have built and sustained a well-known and well-respected reputation for leading positive change to uplift communities through sisterhood, leadership, and service. The Board of Directors is comprised of the National Officers, Founders, and the Regional Syntaktes, Undergraduate Chapter Coordinator, and Youth Services Coordinator of each region. Past Grand Basilei serve on the board in an honorary capacity.

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International Board of Directors

2020 - 2022
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Marica Harris
International First Grand Anti-Basileus
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Te’Lor Allen
International Second Grand Anti-Basileus
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Rhonda Davis
International Grand Grammateus
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Dr. Khalilah A Shabazz
International Grand Anti-Grammateus
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Vanessa Tyson
International Grand Tamiochus
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Tamika Williams Clark
International Grand Epistoleus
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Richelle N. Jones, J.D.
Editor-in-Chief of the Aurora
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Debra Y. Hughes, Esq.
International Legal Advisor
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Paulette Davis
National Parliamentarian
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Zeretha Washington
National Programs Chair
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Paulette Waite
National Philo Coordinator
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Tawanda Maddox
National Rhoer Coordinator

Regional Leadership

2020 - 2022
Central Region

Central Region The Central Region is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, the Canadian Divisions of Windsor, Ontario, and west to Saskatchewan, the Baffin Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Queen Elizabeth Islands and Germany.

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Loreal N. Marshall
Central Region Syntaktes
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Nai V. Colton
Undergraduate Chapter Coordinator
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Aliya Cannon
Youth Services Coordinator
Northeastern Region

The Northeastern Region is comprised of Bermuda, Eastern Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Korea, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Thomasina Gore, Esq.
Northeastern Region Syntaktes
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Selicia (Lisa) Sellers
Undergraduate Chapter Coordinator
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Taylor Sligh
youth services coordinator
Southeastern Region

The Southeastern Region is comprised of the Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands.

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Dr. Celestine LaVan
Southeastern Region Syntaktes
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Tanya Batchelor Judge
undergraduate chapter coordinator
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Kristian-Zani Eatman
youth services coordinator
Southwestern Region

The Southwestern Region is comprised of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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Miranda Moore
southwestern region syntaktes
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LaTisha Brandon
undergraduate chapter coordinator
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Jessica Brooks
youth services coordinator
Western Region

The Western Region is comprised of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, United Arab Emirates, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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Michelle Aldridge
western region syntaktes
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Taryn McNamee
undergraduate chapter coordinator
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Beyonce Utley
youth services coordinator

Past Grand Basilei *Denotes Deceased (Omega Rho)

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Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little*
1922 -1925 - acting 1925 to 1926 - first elected
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Edith Marlone Ward*
1926 - 1927
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Fannie O’Bannon*
1927 - 1931
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Edythe Roache Walker*
1931 - 1934
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Bertha Black Rhoda*
1934 - 1944
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Ethel Ross Smith*
1944 - 1948
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Sallie Edwards Johnson*
1948 - 1954
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Edna Douglas*
1954 - 1959
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Dr. Lorraine A. Williams*
1959 - 1962
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Dr. Cleo Surry Higgins
1962 - 1963
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Annie Lee Whitehead Neville*
1963 - 1967
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Dr. Lorraine A. Williams*
1967 - 1971
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Dr. Annie Lawrence-Brown
1971 - 1976
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Evelyn Hood
1976 - 1980
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Dr. Alice M. Swain*
1980 - 1984
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Rejesta V. Perry*
1984 - 1988
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Dr. Katie K. White
1988 - 1992
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Corine J. Green*
1992 - 1996
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Dr. LaRona J. Morris*
1996 - 2000
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Helen J. Owens
2000 - 2004
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Dr. Mynora J. Bryant
2004 - 2008
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Joann Loveless
2008 - 2012
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Bonita M. Herring
2012 - 2016
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Deborah Catchings-Smith
2016 - 2020

International Corporate Headquarters

management
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Cynthia Eubanks
Executive director
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Amy Mbaye
Chief of staff
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Elaina Hamilton’s
Membership services
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Asha Singh
Finance manager