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Geno Clark | (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 | (706)945-1362 | 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 | (706) 821-8240 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 316

Data Analyst  |  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.

Helene Carter | (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 | (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.

Tamekia S. Green | (706) 396-8107

Office Manager for Title III  |  Title III

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Cherene Mack | (706)821-8233 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 115

Coordinator of Institutional Advancement  |  Institutional Advancement

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Tonya Williams | (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.

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