Dr. C.T. Wright, Chairman
Term Expires: January 15, 2024
Dr. C. T. Wright accepted a gubernatorial appointment to the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency in May 2014. As a citizen appointee, he brings a unique perspective to the Board. In criminal justice, he has developed and supervised training programs for law enforcement officers in Atlanta, Georgia; Miami Dade County in Florida; Talladega Federal Prison in Alabama, as well as an education program for inmates in Florida. This change agent has had a diverse background including that of a day laborer in the Georgia cotton fields, elementary school teacher, college professor and administrator, university president, executive director and founder of development programs, faith leader, delegate to three national political conventions and member of the Arizona Electoral College, among others. Since leaving the cotton fields, Wright has had the opportunity of meeting with five United States presidents, scores of government and private sector leaders from throughout the world, and thousands of grassroots individuals. He holds a BS degree from Fort Valley State University, MA degree from Clark Atlanta University, PhD degree from Boston University and L.H.D. honorary degree from Mary Holmes College. In addition to serving on the Clemency Board, Dr. Wright is a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging; Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board; Arizona National Day of Prayer; The Light of Hope Institute; and ASU’s Center for Political Thought and Leadership, to cite a few examples.