Teta V. Banks has served as the Chair of the UNA-USA National Council, past president of the UNA-Houston and past vice-president of the UNA-Greater Philadelphia. She was educated at Wellesley College, Howard University, Wayne State University, and Oxford University. She was appointed Consul General of the Republic of Liberia and represented the Liberian government to assist in the rebuilding of the war-torn nation, addressing human rights issues, and the establishment of trade, resources, and cultural relations between the U.S. and Liberia, as well as other African countries. She served on the Advisory Council of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Liberian Post-Ebola Reconstruction Task Force. Banks has served at several universities, including Washington University, Howard University, Rutgers University, Spelman College, and currently Texas A&M University System and Advisory Board of North American University. She also served as President of the Consular Corps, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Martin Luther King Association for Nonviolence, and Vice Chairman of the Girard College Board of Trustees. She currently serves on the Houston International Development Council, International Trends & Services of The Links,  Inc-Western Area, and the U.S.–Africa Bilateral Chamber. She is an Honorary Member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a consultant to various organizations/ agencies, including the Rosa Parks Institute, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, and U.S. Department of Education.