Apr 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Office of the President

Dillard, Paulette (2012) Interim President 
B.A., 1972, BarberScotia College, Biology
M.S., 1978, Tennessee State University, Biology
M.B.A., 1991, Belmont University, Management
Ph.D., 2010, Clark Atlanta University, Cell and Molecular Biology

Harris, Kandace (2016) SpecialAssistant to the President
B.A., Howard University, Print Journalism
M.A. Howard University, Human Communication Studies
Ph.D., Howard University, Mass Communication and Media Studies

Office of Academic Affairs


Reneta H. Dusenbury - (2008), Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

B.S., 1978, Johnson C. Smith University, Biology
Ph.D., 1983, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Genetics & Molecular Biology

Denning, Pamela F. - (2004), Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., 1982, North Carolina State University, Social Work M.S.W., 1993, East Carolina State University, Social Work Ph.D., 2004, Capella University, Family Studies

Jody Hamilton - (2010), Registrar

B.A., 1982, Marshall University, Liberal Arts
M.A., 1983, Indiana University, Speech Communication

Office of Academic Success

Wedderburn, Rishard (2010), Director of Academic Success
B.S., 2004, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Human Development
M.A., 2005, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Conflict Resolution

Vacant, Academic Advisor

Halls-Taylor, Lorraina (2007), Academic Success Specialist
B.A., 2006, Shaw University, Psychology
M.S., 2013, University of Phoenix, Psychology

Jefferson, Lynne - (2017) - Director of the Honors Program
B.A., 1989, The American University, English
M.A., 1996, North Carolina Central University, English
Ph.D., 2008, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Literature and Criticism

Academic Support
Dorothy Browne (2016), Director of Faculty Development, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Bennett College, Sociology/Psychology
M.S.W, University of Pittsburgh, Community Organization/Research
M.P.H, Harvard School of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health
Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health, Health Services/Maternal & Child Health

Laura Mercer-Bourne(2014) Director, Writing Laboratory/Instructor of English
B.F.A., 2010, Brenau University, Musical Theatre
M.A., 2013, East Carolina University, English

Tom Clark(2005), Interim Director of Library Services
B.A., 1973, Duke University, English
M.S., 1993, UNC School of Information and Library Science, Library Science

Nikesia Rollack(2007), Director of Experiential Learning and Career Development
B.S., 2001, Elizabeth City State University, Business Administration, Concentrating in Marketing
MBA, 2007, Strayer University, Emphasis in Marketing

Wise, Atia - (2017) - Career Advisor
B.A., 2005, University of North Carolina- Greensboro, Communication
M.A., 2014, North Carolina Central University, Counseling

Office of Student Affairs

Elliott, Stanley (2011), Vice President for Student Affairs
B.A., 1991, Elizabeth City State University, Political Science
M.P.A., 1997, North Carolina Central University, Public Administration
Ph.D., 2013, North Carolina State University, Educational Research and Policy Analysis

Powell, Keith (2014), Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
B.A., 1985, St. Augustine’s College, Health and Physical Education
M.A., 1991, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Student Personnel Services
Ph.D., 2003, North Carolina State University, Counseling Education

Baxter, Agnes (1990), Director of Judicial Services
B.S., 1983, Shaw University, Physical Education

Bullock, Doris(2016), UNCF Scholarship Liaison
B.A., 1992, Shaw University, Behavioral Science/Sociology
M.B.A., 2004 Strayer University, Business Administration/Management

Carver, Jerelene (2003), Director of Counseling Center/Disability Services
B.A., 1973, Education & M.A., 1977, Counseling, North Carolina Central University

Grant, Whitley - (2017) - RISE Project Coordinator
B.S., 2010, North Carolina Central University, Elementary Education
M.A., 2014, North Carolina Central University, Mental Health Counseling

Featherstone, Robin S. (2015), Director of Student Activities, Greek Life and Leadership
B.A., 1993, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Business Administration
M.A., 1996, North Carolina Central University, Instructional Media
M.S., 2002, North Carolina Central University, Information Science, Database Management

Holley, Juanda (1995), Executive Assistant for Student Affairs
B.F.A., 1975, East Carolina University, Speech and Theatre
M.Ed., 1977, North Carolina State University, Counseling Education

Lesane, Steven - (2012), Interim Chief of Police and Security
A.A.S, 1986, Bladen Community College, Criminal Justice
B.S., 2017, North Carolina Central University, Criminal Justice

Mercer, Yolanda (2016), University Counselor
B.A., 2009, North Carolina State University, Education
M.A., 2012, Capella University, Counseling and Human Behavior
M.Div., 2015, Liberty University, Divinity

Montague, William(1990) Director of Intramurals, Assistant Student Activities Coordinator|
B.S., 1990, Shaw University, Community Recreation

Rhinehardt, April (2013), University Chaplain
B.A., 1978, UNCCharlotte,Psychology
M.A., 1993, North Carolina A&T, Masters in Counseling
M. Div., 2007, Shaw University, Masters of Divinity

Thornton, Bromeley(1999), Residence Manager
B.A., 1997, Shaw University, Health and Physical Education

Williams, Cleveland(2007), Residence Manager
B.A., 2003, Shaw University, Business Administration Management

Office of Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, and Effectiveness

Vacant, Director of Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, and Effectiveness

Johnson, Deremia (2013), Coordinator of Institutional Assessment
B.A., 1996, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, English
M.S., 2006, Pfeiffer University, Organizational Change & Leadership

Greene, Andrea (2016), Assessment Coordinator
B.A., 1999, Shaw University, Math Education
M.A., 2008, NC State University, School Administration

Cumberbatch, Brian (1991), Senior Data Analyst
B.S., 1994, Shaw University, Computer Information Systems

Enrollment Management

Anthony Brooks (2015), Chief Enrollment Manager
B.A., 1994, North Carolina Central University, Political Science
M.B.A., 2009, Clafin University, Master of Business Administration

Sowell, Stacey (2009), Director of Admissions and Recruitment
B.A., 2003, Shaw University, English
M.A., 2005, North Carolina A&T State University, English and African American Literature

Keese, Russelle - (2017) - Director of Financial Aid
B.A., 1982 South Carolina State University, Professional Theatre

Crossland, Sheryca (2016), Associate Director of Financial Aid
B.S., 2002,University of Mount Olive, Computer Information Systems
M.S.A., 2007, Central Michigan University, General Administration
M.S., 2014, North Carolina Central University, Information Science

Vacant, Assistant Director of Financial Aid


Carter, Alfonza (1980) - Athletic Director
B.S., 1973, Recreation
M.S., 1981, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State
University, Health & Physical Education

Lake, Nancy - (2015) - Assistant Director of Athletics- Compliance
B.A., 2008, Pace University, Business Administration

Hubbard, Dana (2016), Director of Athletics Marketing and Advancement
B.A., 2016, Hampton University, Communications

Office of Fiscal Affairs

Kea, Gwendolyn (2012), Vice President for Finance and Administration
B.S., 2007, Shaw University, Business Management w/a concentration in Accounting
M.B.A., 2012, Strayer University, Finance

Robinson, Dawnelle - (2017) - Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration
B.A., 2008, Alabama State University, Accounting
M.A., 2009, Alabama State University, Accounting

Fennell, Shirley - (1993) - Interim Director of Student Accounts
B.A., 2000, Strayer University, Business Administration
M.B.A, 2012, Strayer University, Business Administration

Jones III, Sir Walter (2012), Manager of Receiving and Mail Services
B.S., 2011, Mount Olive College, Business Management

Pearsall, Donald (2016), Procurement, Contracts and Risk Manager
B.A., 1991, North Carolina Central University, Political Science
M.B.A., 2005, Strayer University, Business Management

Vacant, Controller

Office of Human Resources

Wood, Lee (2015), Director, Human Resources
B.S., 1984, Auburn University, Aerospace Engineering
M.B.A., 2005, Columbia Southern University, Human Resources Management, SPHR, 2005

Bragg, Cassandra (2011), Human Resources Representative
Associate’s, 1994, Briarcliffe College, Office Technologies

Hannah, Chuck - (2016), Human Resources Generalist
B.A., 19998, Trinity College, Business Administration
J.D., 2003, Lacrosse University, Labor Law
SPHR Certification 2005

Office of Information Technology

Foroudastan, Hooshang - (1994) - Chief Information Officer
B.S., 1982, Alabama A&M, Mechanical Engineering
M.S., 1984, Alabama A&M, Computer Science


Neaves, Amy - (2016) - Director of Educational Technology/CIS
M.A., 2005, Appalachian State University, Spanish Education
Ed.D., 2015, Gardner-Webb University, Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed., 2016, North Carolina State University, Digital Teaching and Learning

Office of Institutional Advancement

Vacant, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Vacant, Associate VP of Advancement/Director of Development, Divinity School

Bryant, Valentino (2010), Director of Alumni Relations
B.A., 1999, Shaw University, Business Administration/Management
M.Div., 2013, Shaw University, Divinity

Devins, Penny (2015), Gifts and Database Manager
B.A., 2011, SUNY Canton, Business Administration/Management
M.A., 1991, North Carolina Central University, Educational Media & Technology

Saddler, Reneé (2012), Digital Media Manager
B.A., 1995, North Carolina Central University, Public Administration/Political Science
M.P.A., 2001, North Carolina Central University, Public Administration
Wolf, Matt (2015), Athletics, Development Officer
B.S., 1989, Temple University, Health and Physical Education

VACANT -  Athletics, Development Officer   


Gye’Nyame, Nicole (2012), Interim WSHA General Manager
M.A., 1995, Bowling Green State University, Interpersonal Communication
B.A. 1994, BethuneCookman University, Speech Communication

Cooper, Derek - (2017) - Director of Programming Operations WSHA
A.A., 2003, MiraCosta College, Web Design
B.A., 2008, Georgia State University, Communications

Vacant, Director of Membership, WSHA

Young, Cy (2017), WSHA Underwriter
B.S., 2015, St. Augustine University, Organizational Management

Graham, Jessica - (2017) - Producer WSHA

Office of Grants Management and Sponsored Programs

Daugherty, Jared (2016), Director of Grants
B.A., Dartmouth College, Asian Studies
M.A., Duke University, Security, Peace and Conflict
Ph.D., Duke University, Security, Peace and Conflict

Johnson, Alfreda - (2017) - Grants CoordinatorB.A., 2007, Hampton University, English Arts

VACANT - Pre/Post Awards Specialist