The Paine Project is a collaboration of persons who have an interest and a stake in the prosperity of Paine College. These individuals and groups include Paine College Alumni, staff, faculty and students and former staff, faculty and students. We have as our singular purpose the well-being of Paine College which we believe can only be accomplished by the ouster of George C. Bradley and his administration from the leadership of Paine College.
Since the start of his selection as the 14th President of Paine College, George C. Bradley, as President, and his wife, Tina Marshall Bradley, as Associate Vice President Academic Affairs, have presided over Paine College in a manner that has brought unprecedented mismanagement to the College’s financial and fiscal affairs, and intimidation and threats to faculty, staff, and students. The Bradley administration ushered in a downgrade of the College’s status with the school’s accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) with the announcement that the school will now be placed on probation.
Those of us who understand the urgency of the situation have decided to create this website as a tool to inform and alert the stakeholders of Paine College to the facts and circumstances of the need for dedicated and committed advocacy on the part of those who care about the continued existence of Paine College. We want the interested parties, i.e. alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of Paine College to make their voices known to those in power and with the means to effectuate change in the leadership at Paine College, namely, the Board of Trustees of Paine College and the U.S. Department of Education. These two entities have the power to bring about change in the leadership at Paine College.
In higher education in America, the buck stops with the Board of Trustees, and more particularly with the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees of Paine College, under the leadership of the last two Board Chairmen, Dr. Eddie Cheeks and Dr. Silas Norman, have been derelict in their appointed duties. We intend to hold both accountable for allowing the Bradley administration to destroy what was once a good and viable college. Our college, Paine College.