Dr. Emmanuel Lalande, Vice President for Enrollment Management

COLUMBIA, SC – Benedict College has announced that Dr. Emmanuel Lalande has joined as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management. Dr. Lalande brings to the college over a decade of higher education and administration experience.

According to a press release from the university, in his new role, he will be responsible for recruiting some of the best and more promising students from across the country. Additionally, Dr. Lalande will provide oversight to the areas of Financial Aid, Admissions and Marketing, the Call Center, Scholarships, International Programs and Retention.

“Dr. Lalande brings a wealth of experience in higher education and enrollment management. He has a great combination of experience, enthusiasm, and passion for student success,” remarked Dr. Roslyn C. Artis, President, and CEO of Benedict College. We look forward to benefiting from his expertise as he leads our enrollment efforts.”

Previously, Dr. Lalande has served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida Memorial University where he led the university division that supports students in meeting their academic, health, financial and social needs. He served as Dean of Student Success at Harris-Stowe State University where he raised approximately $2 million in grants and private donations, Dr. Lalande also launched a variety of new initiatives, including a living-learning community for members of the Honors program and students majoring in math and science, a service learning program, and a project that focused on creating a more inclusive campus.

Prior to then, He served as Assistant Dean/Director of Student Involvement at Bethune-Cookman University; Director of Student Activities at Washington College in Chestertown, Md.; and Director of Student Leadership & Activities and Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs at Delaware State University in Dover, Del.

Dr. Lalande has a Bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Delaware State University. He earned a Doctorate of education degree with a concentration in organizational leadership at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.

 

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College Board of Trustees announced Friday (June 30) that Dr. Roslyn Artis will become the 14th President of Benedict College on September 1, 2017. She will become the first female President in the College’s 147-year history.

Dr. Roslyn C. Artis

Dr. Artis appointment comes after the current president Dr. David H. Swinton announced that after 23 years of service he will retire effective June 30, 2017. His 23 years of service makes him the longest serving President in the history of Benedict College.

According to a press release from the university, Dr. Artis brings to the Midlands college an impressive mix of higher education and corporate experience. As President of Florida Memorial College, she led an unprecedented academic innovation of several programs, expansion of online courses, and developed new majors in high-demand fields. Additionally, she created academic centers of excellence and updated the University’s technology infrastructure and website. She led the development of the University’s Five-Year Strategic Planning Process and increased grant writing productivity. Since assuming the presidency in 2013, unrestricted gifts increased 20% (year over year), restricted gifts increased by 38%, and revenue from grants and sponsored research increased by 22%.

Dr. Artis is also credited with soliciting and receiving the largest gift from a single donor ($3.8M) in the institution’s history. She completed construction on a state-of-the-art Science Annex and a comprehensive Athletic Facility and Wellness Center on campus. Dr. Artist initiated and consummated strategic partnerships and collaborations between the University and external public and private entities for the purpose of revenue generation and the visibility of the institution.

Dr. Artis is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she earned a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. She also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from West Virginia College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from West Virginia State University. Additionally, she holds a certificate of Fundraising Management from Indiana University and a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment from DePaul University.

HCF welcomes President Artis to the campus of Benedict College and we wish her much blessings during her tenure.

BENEDICT COLLEGE HISTORY

Founded in 1870 by Rhode Island native Mrs. Batheheba Benedict, Benedict College was an 80-arce plantation when purchased as the Benedict Institute. The investors’ – Mrs Benedict and the Baptist Home Mission – long-term goal was to educate emancipated African-Americans and produce citizens “powers for good in society”.

Nearly 139 years later, Benedict College has been one of the fastest growing of 39 United Negro College Fund Schools of the 20 independent colleges in South Carolina, Benedict has the largest undergraduate student body and is the second largest overall. The college has students enrolled from every county in South Carolina. More than 2,800 students currently study at the school and is distinguished by its continued commitment to facilitate the empowerment, enhancement, and full participation of African Americans in a global society.

For more information about Benedict College, visit their website at www.benedict.edu.

hrdCHICAGO, IL – This past June, HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) held its 3rd annual HBCU Royalty Dictionary competition with the theme “Rulers of the Throne”. The competition highlights newly historically black colleges and universities campus Queens, Kings and SGA Presidents.

The HBCU Royalty Dictionary is an initiative that spotlights the newly elected and crowned campus leaders through a pre-submitted biography with a series of questions relating to their campus improvement, strengths, motivation and upcoming plans during their reign or term.

This year’s competition featured a mixture of 20 campus leaders who holds the title of Queen, King and SGA Presidents that were voted by the public to be featured in the dictionary. The leaders are represented from the following schools: Florida Memorial University, Huston-Tillotson University, Stillman College, North Carolina Central University, South Carolina State University, Saint Augustine’s University, Grambling State University, Virginia Union University, Savannah State University, Bennett College,  Benedict College, Fisk University, Claflin University,  University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Morris College, Savannah State University, Philander Smith College and Chicago State University.

After two (2) years of the competition, this year was the first publication of the HBCU Royalty Dictionary as a magazine. The HBCU Royalty Dictionary is usually published to the HCF’s website featuring the present year induction class.

The 2016 HBCU Royalty Dictionary is now available and can be viewed in PDF format on HCF’s website here. You can purchase the magazine copy for $7.99 + shipping in support of the featured student leaders here.

All proceeds from the magazine will benefit and assist supporting the next HBCU Royalty Dictionary competition, student scholarships, services at HBCU’s and operations of HBCU Campaign Fund.

For more information regarding the HBCU Royalty Dictionary, contact support@hbcucampaignfund.org or call HCF office at 773.988.2106.

Payton1.jpgAfter serving the mission of Tuskegee University for almost 30 years as president, Dr. Benjamin Payton passed away on the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Dr. Payton was one of nine children born to Reverend Leroy R. and Sarah Payton in Orangeburg, South Carolina. His father was a rural Baptist minister as well as a farmer and teacher. Following his father’s example, Payton attended South Carolina State University where he earned his B.A. in sociology with honors in 1955. In 1958 he received his B.D. in philosophical theology from Harvard University, and was Danforth graduate fellow from 1955 to 1963. In November of the following year he married Thelma Louise Payton of Evanston, Illinois. He continued his education, by earning an M.A. in philosophy from Columbia University in 1960, and in 1963, he received his Ph.D. in ethics from Yale University.

Payton held a variety of leadership positions that intertwined his interests in religion, race, and education. In 1963, Payton became assistant professor of sociology of religion and social ethics at Howard University. He also served as director of the Howard University Community Service Project in Washington, D.C. In 1965, he became the director of the Office of Church and Race, Protestant Council of the City of New York, serving for one year. He than move on as an executive director of the Commission on Religion and Race and the Department of Social Justice of the National Council of Churches in the USA, where he served until 1967. That year, he than became president of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. He held this position until 1972, when he became program officer of Education and Public Policy for the Ford Foundation in New York City. In 1981, he than became the president of Tuskegee University where he served until 2010. In 2010, Tuskegee University named Payton President Emeritus.

Succeeding Dr. Luther H. Foster, who had served as Tuskegee’s president for 28 years. Payton, as the institution’s fifth president, followed in the footsteps of men who had worked hard to make it a superior institution of higher education for blacks, and later for all races throughout the South and the United States. The institution was founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington to educate rural blacks, most of whom received little or no education at the time. The second president, Robert Russa Moton, battle unbridled racism when he fought to have the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital administrated and rub by an all-black staff. The university developed over the years into an educational institution of renown among black and white colleges for its programs, including a distinguished Ph.D. program in Materials Science and Engineering. Payton became president of the Institute during its centennial celebration.

During Payton’s tenure, he received presidential appointments; Ronald Reagan appointed him to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) in 1983; he served for three years. he became team leader of the Presidential Task Force on Agricultural and Economic Development to Zaire in 1984. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan gave the commencement address to the graduating class. The President was also on hand for the dedication of the university’s General Daniel “Chap-Pie” James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education. General James was the first black 4-star Air Force general and a graduate of Tuskegee University.

Over 30 years of leadership, Dr. Payton has indeed followed in the footsteps of many great men who served at Tuskegee University or who graduated from it. He helped transform it into an institution of higher learning that is nationally and internationally recognized for its competency in many fields but especially in the biomedical sciences, engineering, life and physical sciences, agriculture and the food sciences, education, and business. He said the goal of his administration is to strengthen significantly Tuskegee’s image as a national and regional center of excellence. He left a solid set of footprints for future presidents of the university to follow.

Dr. Payton leaves behind one son, Mark Steven (Christiane) Payton, one daughter, Deborah Elizabeth Payton; four grandchildren, Danielle Marie, Maya Elizabeth, William Isaac and Nicholas Warren Payton; and three brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Plane Payton, in 2013, and by two of his brothers, Leroy Oscar Payton and James Israel Payton, in 1998 and 1999.

 

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