Paine College is a private academic institution with rich history and tradition. A part of the mission of the college is to provide a quality liberal arts education through our Core Values: Excellence, Appreciation of Heritage, Integrity, Fiscal Responsibility, and Service. Staff within the Office of Student Affairs supports the mission by offering programs that align with the mission and core values, in addition to giving students the personal attention that is so often needed and best facilitated at small liberal arts colleges.

The Office of Student Affairs is multifaceted and encompasses several areas that are interrelated (Student Activities, Residence Life, Disability Services, Career Services, Counseling and Wellness Center, and Health Services) and serves as the center of campus life. As the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, I am committed to ensuring that all staff members in these areas exhibit an attitude of “STUDENTS FIRST” in all that they do.

The Office of Student Affairs provides positive living and learning environments where co-curricular activities and programs contribute to overall student development. This is realized through collaborative efforts between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, as well as other support offices throughout the campus. The staff members are here to assist students with identified needs and to partner with them, parents, and family members to be certain that students achieve success during their matriculation and beyond the walls of the campus. It is also our desire to increase student engagement, which assists in developing marketable students that are prepared to successfully contribute to society at any level.

Again, I am delighted that our students chose Paine College as the place to experience this important life transition. Every effort will be exhausted to be certain that the Paine College Community serves them well.

If you have any questions about Student Affairs at Paine College, please contact me.

Elias E. Etinge, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
Paine College
1235 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30901
706.821.8302 (office)