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Brandon Brown 

bbrown@paine.edu | (706) 821-8223 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 115

Senior Vice President  |  Institutional Advancement

Brandon P. Brown is Senior Vice-President of Institutional Advancement at Paine College. Brown is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He joined the staff of Paine College in 2008. Brown received his Bachelors degree in History from Paine College in 2000 and a Masters of Human Resource Development from Webster University in 2010. Brown is also responsible for scholarships, endowments and furthering the institution’s strategic plan.

He is no stranger to fundraising, in 2006; he served as State Deputy Political Director for then Senator Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. In 2004, Brown became the first African American to run for a seat in the United States Congress from South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District.

In 2009, Brown was charged with leading the fundraising effort for the Health Education Activities Learning Complex, which was completed and opened in January 2013. Brown was also responsible for the College’s largest gift of 4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Brown is active in a variety of civic and social organizations in both Georgia and South Carolina. Brown currently serves on the Historic Augusta Board of Directors. Brown is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and St. Luke United Methodist Church of Augusta, Georgia.

Geno Clark 

gclark@paine.edu | (706) 396-8118 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 418

Director of Sponsored Programs  |  Institutional Advancement

Geno Clark joined Paine College in 2010 and was instrumental in developing the College’s first centralized Office of Sponsored Programs. He has initiated Institutional policies to improve grant services, enhanced regulatory compliance, and has laid the ground work for significant expansions in research funding. Mr. Clark earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Bellevue University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Management and Marketing from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Clark’s professional career includes 17 years of operational management experience in the private business sector.

As Director of Sponsored Programs and Title III, Mr. Clark is responsible for managing the college’s sponsored research administration activities by providing pre-award and post-award support to investigators, preparing budgets and reports, and supporting strategic research-related activities. Mr. Clark is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance (NSPAA).

Mildred Kendrick 

mkendrick@paine.edu | (706) 821-8248 | 1710 Laney-Walker Blvd

Director of Alumni Relations  |  Alumni Relations

Mildred Kendrick joined Paine College in 2008 as Director of Alumni Relations. Kendrick received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Paine College in 1986. She also received her Teacher Certification from Paine College in 1989. She has served as Executive Director of Alumni Affairs for Paine College from 1989 to 1999. Prior to rejoining Paine College, Kendrick taught Adult Literacy at Augusta Technical College for four years. She taught Title I, Reading and Math for four years in the Richmond County Public School System. Kendrick has served on the Board of Directors for CSRA Girl Scouts and YMCA. She is currently a Jury Commissioner for Richmond County and is on the Foundation Board of Directors for the Augusta Richmond County Library.

Reginald Powell 

rpowell@paine.edu | (706) 821-8359 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 115

Director of Institutional Advancement  |  Institutional Advancement

Reginald L. Powell joined Paine College in November of 2006, as a Development Associate in the Office of Institutional Advancement. He currently serves as the Director of Development Research and Gifts.

Anthony Brooks 

abrooks@paine.edu | (706) 821-8283 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 110

Purchasing Manager  |  Institutional Advancement


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Helene Carter 

hcarter@paine.edu | (706) 821-8323 | Warren A. Candler Memorial Library, Room 103

Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement  |  Institutional Advancement

Helene Carter was appointed Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Paine College in 2009. She was recruited to lead a newly developed fundraising unit (Institutional Development) designed to support several fundraising offices: Alumni Relations; Communications & Marketing; and Endowments and Scholarships and others. She also serves on the team that directs the legislative agenda for the Institution and helps guide fundraising and friendraising events. Since her arrival at Paine, she has steered several grant opportunities that benefited capital improvements and scholarships that garnered over $1 million; acquired in-kind gifts of furniture and computer equipment valued over $500,000; and rendered guidance to all areas of fundraising in the Institutional Advancement office. She also lends her writing and publishing skills to the Office of Admissions. A relationship builder, she cultivated the Tom Joyner Foundation Campaign for the College and coordinated An Evening with Bill Cosby in Concert that was dedicated to Faculty and Staff and served as a bridge builder between the College and the community. Of note, Helene served as Editor for several publications that were cited for design excellence by the SC Affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. During her tenure at Claflin University as Director of Public Relations (1998-2007) and Director of Special Events (2007-2009), she garnered a USA Today feature story about the Call Me MISTER Teacher Education program at Claflin. The USA Today article caught Oprah Winfrey’s attention and as a result, the Oprah Winfrey Angel Network donated $100,000 to the program which helped to reduce the Misters’ tuition. In 2004, Helene procured the largest single donation ever recorded of African art and artifacts (150 pieces) valued over $125,000 from a private collector for the Claflin Arthur Rose Museum. She also coordinated televised pay-per-view boxing bouts for the late sports promoter Butch Lewis (1993-1997). She chairs the SC United Methodist Publication Board and serves as a musician for the Mt. Carmel UMC choirs. She enjoys the outdoors and cycling.

Leadra Collins 

lcollins@paine.edu | (706) 821-8322 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 115

Director of Institutional Development  |  Institutional Advancement

Leadra Collins, a native of Augusta, Georgia rejoined the Paine College staff in September of 2010, and initially served as Office Manager of Institutional Advancement. Currently, she serves the College in a dual capacity as Coordinator of the Augusta UNCF Campaign and Institutional Advancement Operations where she engages in a variety of activities related to the College’s fundraising initiatives. In July 2012, she was tasked with heading the Augusta UNCF Campaign an initiative dear to her heart because she believes like so many others that a mind is “a terrible thing to waste”. In 2013, Ms. Collins revived the College’s UNCF Evening of Jazz and renamed it the Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival which profited over $33,000 in its first year.

Ms. Collins holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Fisk University where she was initiated into Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Outside of her work at the College, Ms. Collins is involved with the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee and the PTA of Sue Reynolds Elementary School. She is the mother of two daughters, one of which has Down syndrome. Ms. Collins is actively involved with the CSRA Upside of Downs, a local non-profit organization that supports acceptance and awareness of Down syndrome.

Ala'Torya Cranford 

acranford@paine.edu | (706) 821-8247 | 1710 Laney-Walker Blvd, Room 1

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations  |  Alumni Relations

Ms. Ala’Torya V. Cranford, a native of Hartsville, SC joined Paine College in 2010, as Coordinator of Alumni Relations and Activities. Cranford works closely with the Paine College Alumni Database and assist the Director of Alumni Relations. Her role involves increasing alumni engagement which is continuously on the rise; advancing technology and services in support of alumni engagement; and strategic planning. Now, as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations she will carry the previous roles as well as work with the National Alumni Association Board of Directors, to ensure strong and productive relationships between chapter leaders and alumni and she has also begun an On the Road Campaign, designed to visit with Alumni throughout the country.

Cranford is also an Assistant Southeast Regional Representative for United Negro College Fund/ National Alumni Council (UNCF/NAC), serves on the Augusta Chamber of Commerce Women in Business (WIB) Steering Committee and is a member of Young Professionals of Augusta (YPA). She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Paine College in 2009 and a Master of Science Degree with emphasis in College Teaching and Learning from Walden University in June 2013. She is currently working towards the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education Leadership.

While enrolled at Paine College she received academic and athletic accolades, member of Paine College’s Student Government Association, Pre-Professional Science Alliance (PPSA), Paine College’s Women’s Volleyball and Softball teams and Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She also led the Nation in 2007 for the Highest Batting Average in NCAA Division II Softball.

To schedule a visitation with the Office of Alumni Relations in your area or if there are any questions, suggestions or concerns; please contact Ms. Cranford.

Gabriel Gadson 

ggadson@paine.edu | (706) 396-8145 | HEAL Complex, Room A-102

Director of the HEAL Complex  |  Institutional Advancement

Gabriel Gadson joined Paine College in 2013, as Director of the HEAL Complex. Mr. Gadson is a native of Fayetteville, NC. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a Business Minor. As Director of the HEAL Complex, Mr. Gadson will serve as a liaison between Paine College and the Augusta community in the organizing of all events. From 2010-2012, Mr. Gadson was an Account Executive for Ripken Baseball. Prior to joining the Paine College staff, he was the Marketing Director for Advanced Sleep Technologies.

Tamekia S. Green 

tgreen@paine.edu | (706) 396-8107

Office Manager for Title III  |  Title III


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Taura Hatney 

thatney@paine.edu | (706) 396-7606 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 115

Director of Athletic Compliance   |  Institutional Advancement

Taura Hatney joined the Paine College staff in September 2010. She currently serves as the Director of Compliance and Administrative Affairs.

Cinderella Walker 

cwalker@paine.edu | (706) 821-8338 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 115

Assistant Director of Donor Management  |  Institutional Advancement

Ms. Cinderella Walker joined Paine College in August of 2004, as an Administrative Assistant/Data Entry Manager in the Office of Institutional Development and Management Information Systems. Ms. Walker recently served as Data Entry and Management Specialist in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Currently, she serves as Assistant Director of Donor Management in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Ms. Walker received her Associates of Applied Technology Degree in accounting from Augusta Technical College. Later, she furthered her education by earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Walker formerly served as the Executive Director of the Waynesboro-Burke Human Relations Commission where her role was to act as a conciliator in controversies involving human relations and assist in improving the equality for employment and advancement in the county government. Her professional development includes Interpersonal Relations and Alternative Dispute Resolution training and affiliations with the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Augusta, GA, Georgia Human Relations Commission, Atlanta, GA and Notary Public Association. She is an active member of the Givens Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she currently serves on the finance and provision serving committees. In addition, Ms. Walker is a member of the adult choir and work with youth ministries. Prior affiliations include Burke County’s Family Connection Collaborative, Inc., Communities in School mentoring program, Georgia Client Council, Optimist Club of Waynesboro, Genealogist Association, Keysville Adult Literacy Program and “Come Back to Keysville Day” Event.

Tonya Williams 

tjwilliams@paine.edu | (706) 396-7591 | Warren A. Candler Memorial Library, Room 103

Director of Marketing and Communications  |  Institutional Advancement

As Director of Communications and Marketing at Paine College, Tonya Williams oversees the overall marketing strategy for the college. Ms. Williams has over 10 years of experience in offline and online marketing. Her expertise includes working for a media company and as an independent Digital Marketing Consultant. During her career she has implemented integrated marketing strategies that incorporated traditional marketing with social media, mobile marketing, search engine optimization and search engine marketing for companies in diverse verticals. She is adept at identifying best-of-class tools and technology for administering, analyzing and reporting digital marketing efforts. Ms. Williams works to create a consistent and unified brand image for the Paine College community. She is committed to utilizing her knowledge and skills to focus on brand messaging that illustrates of all Paine College has to offer to the local community and the world. Tonya Williams is a graduate of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA and has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Psychology.

Frances D. Wimberly 

fwimberly@paine.edu | (706) 396-8171 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 115

Director of Endowed Scholarships and Planned Giving  |  Institutional Advancement

Frances D. Wimberly joined the Paine College staff in July, 2003 as Director of Institutional Development. Previously she was employed with the United Negro College Fund, Inc. with most of her 13 years working with the Lou Rawls Parade of Stars Telethon. She has been employed with Paine College for five and half years and currently as Assist Vice President of Institutional Development. Ms. Wimberly is a 1964 graduate of Benedict College.




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