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Human Resources Mismanagement

Photo Credit: Jon Michael Sullivan, The Augusta Chronicle

Photo Credit: Jon Michael Sullivan, The Augusta Chronicle

Under the Bradley Administration turnover among senior management of the college has been extraordinary.  To date, in his 6 ½ years as President there have been 4 CFO’s, awaiting the appointment of a fifth CFO after the recent termination of Edward Patrick in March of 2014.  (Freddie Johnson, O’Neal Robinson, Leroy Summers and Edward Patrick).  All were terminated or resigned involuntarily.   Roger McLean is currently listed on the college’s website as the Interim Vice President for Fiscal and Financial Affairs.

Within the same time span, there have been 3 different auditing firms.  (Cherry Baekert and Holland, Clausell & Associates and BDO Seidman)  All, including the current auditing firm, BDO Seidman, have disclosed major financial and record keeping deficiencies in the accounting and financial controls of the college.  Both Cherry Baekert and Holland and Clausell & Associates were terminated involuntarily after submitting extremely negative auditing reports.

In so far as academic senior management, there have been 4 Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs including the current position holder. Under Bradley’s tenure this position has been held by Dr. Marshaletia Sims-Peterson, Dr. Curtis Martin, Dr. Marcus Tillery and the current position holder, Dr. Sam Sullivan.  Sims-Peterson, Martin and Tillery were all either involuntarily terminated or were forced to resign.

A partial list of terminated or forced resignations of former employees is contained in the following list.

PAINE EMPLOYEES EITHER TERMINATED OR FORCED TO RESIGN

1.         Dr. Marshalita Sims-Peterson, Vice President for Academic Affairs

2.         Dr. Marcus Tillery, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

3.         Dr. Curtis E. Martin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

4.         Mr. Freddie L. Johnson, Vice President for Fiscal and Financial Affairs

5.         Mr. O’Neal Robinson, Vice President for Fiscal and Financial Affairs

6.         Mr. Leroy Summers, Vice President for Fiscal and Financial Affairs

7.         Mr. Edward Patrick, Vice President for Fiscal and Financial Affairs  (lawsuit filed 8/28/2014)

8.         Dr. Tina Cardenas, Vice President for Student Affairs

9.         Mr. Joseph Tinsley, Director of Admissions

10.       Mrs. Ellen King, Director of Admissions

11.       Mr. Torrez Wilson, Director of Student Activities

12.       Ms. Sasha McCraw, Director of Student Activities

13.       Ms. Leah Suggs, Director of Communications and Marketing

14.       Mr. Ronnie Spry, Athletic Director

15.       Dr. Emily Williams, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

16.       Dr. Hazel Ervin, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Humanities

17.       Dr. Millicent Powell, Assistant Professor, Department of Education

18.       Dr. Kevin Brooks, Assistant Professor, Department of Education

19.       Dr. Gary Flanigan, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Media Studies

20.       Mr. James Reid, Chief of Security

21.       Ms. Macie King, Coordinator/Assistant Professor

22.       Mr. Kelley Kindell, Comptroller

23.       Mr. Amin Hassan, Comptroller

24.       Mr. Christopher Blue, Residence Hall Director

25.       Mr. Lee Winston, Administrative Assistant to the Provost

26.       Ms. Shauna Biles, Administrative Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

27.       Ms. Marla McCranie, Administrative Assistant, School of Professional Studies

28.       Mrs. Lajuana Givens, Student Financial Services

29.       Ms. Gerri Bogan, Director of Admissions

30.       Ms. Burshunda Harden, Comptroller

Given the level of turnover in mid and upper level administrative and academic personnel there is little wonder why the college is experiencing the difficulties that it is experiencing.  There has been little to no continuity in the financial management team at the school.  The results show up in the audit findings, and Dept. of Education and SACS evaluations.  (See Financial Mismanagement Tab).  The same is true in the academic disciplines – so many changes at the top that subordinates lack steady guidance and therefore feel abandoned and leaderless.

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4 Comments

  1. Jabal Moss says:

    There are several other faculty and staff persons who have been let go, this is only half of the list. However, as we know it- the South Carolina Mafia (as I refer to them as) are moving around the campus and doing things that just are not right. To me, when you have major turn over in key positions and you stay, the ball drops with you, not the people who keep getting fired. Remember the body goes where the head leads it and if the head is bad, those who follow will be bad as well. He needs to be GONE!!! He needs to be gone today! There is no need to keep a man who is more concerned with the external constituents than the internal. A good president knows how to juggle and handle them both. Paine College will continue, but only if this man is gone!!! “To love truth and seek it above material things,” can someone see the truth in this website???

    • Morgan says:

      I have a friend who is a producer with CBS news New York. She sent me the complete list of turnovers at Paine College occurring within the last four years.

      Mr. Robert Baulknight, Security Officer
      Ms. Shauna Biles, Administrative Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
      Mr. Christopher Blue, Residence Hall Director
      Dr. Kevin Brooks, Assistant Professor, Department of Education
      Ms. Tiffany Brooks, Director of Institutional Development
      Dr. Tina Cardenas, Vice President for Student Affairs
      Dr. Hazel Ervin, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Humanities
      Dr. Gary Flanigan, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Media Studies
      Mrs. Lajuana Givens, Student Financial Services
      Mr. Amin Hassan, Comptroller
      Mr. Freddie L. Johnson, Vice President for Fiscal and Financial Affairs
      Mr. Kelley Kindell, Comptroller
      Mrs. Ellen King, Admissions Director
      Ms. Macie King, Coordinator/Assistant Professor
      Dr. Curtis E. Martin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
      Ms. Marla McCranie, Administrative Assistant, School of Professional Studies
      Mr. Edward Patrick, Vice President for Fiscal and Financial Affairs
      Dr. Marshalita Sims-Peterson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
      Ms. Sasha McCraw, Director of Student Activities
      Dr. Millicent Powell, Assistant Professor, Department of Education
      Mr. James Reid, Chief of Security
      Mr. Ronnie Spry, Men’s Head Basketball Coach
      Ms. Leah Suggs, Director of Communications and Marketing
      Mr. Leroy Summers, Vice President for Fiscal and Financial Affairs
      Mrs. Nancy Summers, Business Manager, Student Financial Services
      Dr. Marcus Tillery, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
      Mr. Joseph Tinsley, Director of Admissions
      Dr. Emily Williams, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
      Mr. Torrez Wilson, Director of Student Activities
      Mr. Lee Winston, Administrative Asst to the Provost
      Ms. Natasha Carter, Director of Communications and Marketing
      Ms. Latisha Clark, Head Coach Track & Field, Athletic Department
      Dr. Donald Cleary, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies
      Mr. Torrey Cloud, Assistant Professor, Department of Business
      Dr. Tracey Council, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies
      Dr. Pamela June, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities
      Dr. Emily Prince, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
      Dr. Arlecia Simmons, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies
      Ms. Akia Stanton, Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball, Athletic Department
      Dr. Derek Stone, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
      Dr. Charles Taylor, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities
      Dr. Steven Thomas, Dean, School of Professional Studies
      Ms. Tiffaney Williams, Counseling Center Director
      Dr, Edem Tetteh, Associate Vice President Academic Affairs
      Mr. Michael Summers, Vice President Operations
      Mr. Tim Duncan, Athletic Director

      • Jabal Moss says:

        There are a few more, the list is below.

        Dr. Eric Jackson, Vice-President of Student Affairs
        Mr. Michael Grant, Director of Residence Life
        Mr. Micheal Robinson, Director of Student Activities
        Ms. Angela Barnes, Residence Hall Director
        Ms. Nanuh Paye, Residence Hall Director
        Mr. William Stephens, Residence Hall Director
        Mr. Duane Vanloo, Director of Environmental Services
        Mr. Myron Samuels, Director of Environmental Services
        Me. Samuel Daniels, Ass’t. Director of Central Processing
        Ms. Kellie Tiller, Admissions Counselor
        Ms. Laura Rychly, Assistant Professor of Education
        Mrs. Deloris Croom, Director of Career Services
        Mrs. Carole Overton, Director of the TEC

        There are a few more.

  2. I’d like to add my name to this list- Dr. Sharon Albert-Honore, Department of Mass Communications

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