Meet the Staff
Phyllis Clark, Interim Director
Mrs. Clark serves as an advisor to the Society of Porter Scholars. Other special projects under her purview include Porter College, the Black Family Conference, the African American Graduation Celebration (AAGC), training and development programs and a number of collaborations and partnerships within the campus and local community. She received a Master's degree in Counseling and Psychology with emphasis in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville and her Bachelor's degree in Music Education with emphasis on the violin from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Laine Y. López,
Program Coordinator, Sr.
Mrs. López is originally from Cuba and came to USA back in 1998. In 2007, she graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor Degree in Spanish and a minor in Latin American Studies. A year later, Laine received a Master Degree in Spanish and the Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies from UofL too. Her goal is to outreach, support and guide the Latino community to accomplish their educational aspirations, therefore, to succeed in life. Laine is collaborating as well with the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and teaches Basic Spanish classes for the Spanish Section of the Department of the Classical and Modern Languages. As Program Coordinator Sr., Laine is responsible for all programming sponsored and co-sponsored by the Cultural Center.
Darla Frazier, Administrative Associate
Mrs. Frazier is the Administrative Associate at the Cultural Center. She started working at the university in 1982. Her previous work experience and training comes from the University of Louisville's Admissions Office, Child Development Center, Physical Plant and Delphi Center. Her experience also includes 4C's (Community Coordinated Child Care) and JCPS Adult Education. Darla is responsible for overseeing the administrative support function of the Cultural Center which includes managing the operational budget, payroll and supervising the student staff. Darla assists with the ongoing day-to-day operations, as well as other program and special events.
Leondra Gully, Program Coordinator
Ms. Gully is a 2010 graduate from UofL's College of Education with a Master's degree in Educational & Counseling Psychology. She also received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Pan-African Studies from the UofL. After residing in western Kentucky by way of East St. Louis, Illinois, and being surrounded by predominantly low-income households, she understands the reality of not having access to adequate resources or information regarding succeeding in college. It is for this reason that her passion is to help all students of color and diverse backgrounds succeed in college. As the Program Coordinator, Leondra is responsible for advising/leadership development of student organizations, managing the Center's room reservation calendar and service account, and local/campus community outreach. She also assists the Assoc. Director in providing administrative oversight in the Center including the Black Family Conference, graduation celebrations, and other events/activities as needed.
Joseph Goodman, Program Coordinator
Mr. Goodman is a Program Coordinator in the University of Louisville's Cultural Center. He's pursuing a Ph.D. in College Student Personnel and holds a Master of Public Affairs Degree from Indiana University and a B.A. from Chicago State University. His professional background includes Higher Education, Banking & Non-Profit Management. Joseph is a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Indiana National Guard. His research interests are academic persistence of African American males and economic development of urban communities.