Meet the Staff

Tracy Stokes

Tracy N. Stokes, M.Ed., Director

Tracy N. Stokes, M.Ed. currently serves as the Director for African American Programs & Services at Northern Kentucky University.  Originally from Dayton, Ohio she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Wright State University. Tracy is dedicated to the academic success of students, and knows that all students have the potential to achieve their dreams.

In her spare time she runs her community organization for young women she founded called  Young P.E.A.R.L.S. (Purposely Educating and Responsibly Leading Young Sisters). She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. , and is the proud mother of 3. 

Her favorite quote is: Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

You can reach her at at 859-572-6684 or

Anthony Mize

Anthony Mize Jr., M.Ed., Coordinator

Anthony is the Coordinator in African American Programs and Services and a Graduate of Tennesse State and Northeastern University. He was very activity during his undergrauate years, and was affiliated with organizations such as Golden Key International Honour Society, TSU Honors Program, ABC Crew, M.A.C.H.O. Project, TSU SGA/SEC/SUBG, Generation of Educated Men, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America.

Anthony enjoys Leadership Development, Community Service, Male Empowerment, and fitness. 

You can reach him at 859-572-6684 or 

Jazzmine Wallace

Jazzmine Wallace, Graduate Assistant

Jazzmine Wallace is the Graduate Assistant for African American Programs & Services. She received her Bachelor of Art in Special Education with an emphasis on Learning and Behavior Disorders from the University of Kentucky and is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor degree here at Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law. She has a background in tutoring, mentorship, and numerous student activities and organizations. While at the University of Kentucky she was the President of the Kentucky Education Association, a student ambassador, as well as a mentor for freshman students. As a first generation college student, she is dedicated to the retention and success of minority students, knowing that all it takes is someone to ignite their passion. 
Paige Williams

Paige Williams, Graduate Intern

Paige Williams is currently an Intern for African American Programs & Services at Northern Kentucky University. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at University of Kentucky and is currently in her last semester of NKU’s Master of Social Work Program.

Her favorite quote is: “There was never a night or problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” -B. Williams

You can reach her at


A 2013 graduate of Shroder Paidea High School and now Junior at Northern Kentucky University, James Johnson is a native of Cincinnati, OH and is majoring in Electronic Media and Broadcasting with a minor in Political Science. He serves in the United States Army Reserves as a Paralegal Specialist for the 15 Psychology Operations Battalion.

Early in his career, he has successfully established a name for himself within the Greater Cincinnati area and continues to grow his brand. He travels as a public speaker, host and has appeared on multiple radio segments. He was the 2013 NKU R.O.C.K.S. Scholar of the Year, the 2014 Gentleman of the Year, current Chapter President for the Distinguished & Dapper, Rho Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and is the current Assistant District Director for the Kentucky District of the Fraternity. 

Branden Lindsey

Branden Lindsey, Student Assistant

Branden Lindsey is currently a senior at Northern Kentucky University pursuing his degree in Integrative Studies with an emphasis in Psychology, English, and Entrepreneurship. In the past, Branden has been a part of several Leadership organizations such as The Black Male Initiative at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College where he held the position of Secretary-Treasurer; he is an Alumni member of Alpha Delta Gamma- Rho Chapter, and a current member of Black Male Leadership Initiative (BMLI) at Northern Kentucky University.

In 2015, Branden self-published a children’s coloring and activities book titled- “Marcus Cleans his Room” and is currently developing a series of these interactive stories. In his spare time he works on building the entertainment startup that he co-founded.

Favorite Quote: Genesis 3:19

“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”