The Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation recently welcomed three new board members to help advance the board’s mission and advisory role to the State Historic Preservation Officer. Meet the newest members of the 10-member advisory body:

Reginald J. Chandler, from Kent County, is an instructor for the engineering department at Delaware Technical Community College at the Terry Campus. During his tenure at DelTech, Chandler rebuilt the architecture engineering technology program to bring it up to national standards. Prior to his joining DelTech in 2007, he worked in private industry and taught at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Chandler holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and planning, a master’s degree in divinity/ministry from Howard University and a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Argosy University Sarasota. Chandler is the senior pastor of Scott African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Wilmington and Transformation African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Dover, and is a published author.

Trina Giles, from Sussex County, is the principal of Laurel High School in the Laurel School District. Giles earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and her master’s degree from Wilmington University. She is a member of the Delaware Association of School Principals and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. She was a fellow in the first cohort of the Governor’s Institute for School Leadership program. Giles is also a long-term member of the board of directors for the Laurel Historical Society.

Ivan Henderson is the director of the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage and vice president for programming at the Delaware Historical Society, a role he started in April 2022. Henderson has nearly two decades of experience in museum education in Delaware, Philadelphia and the surrounding region. He has served as the VP for programming at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, where he led the work of the curatorial services and programming teams and designed a wide array of family and youth programming. Before that, he was the curator of education and outreach for university museums at the University of Delaware, where he forged strong partnerships with students and faculty in museum studies, art history, Africana studies and history programs. Henderson is a graduate of Harvard University and the Bank Street College of Education Program in museum leadership in museum education.