Division Information

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Academic Affairs

The Mission of the Division for Academic Affairs is to advance the primacy of the university’s mission with importance to the institutional values of Faith, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect.  The Office of Academic Affairs aspires to promote an engaging and effective educational environment that centers on the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.  This Mission attaches importance to Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of Allen University, and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Global Society.

Contact: Dr. Charlene Spearen, (803)376-5794, cspearen@allenuniversity.edu


University Registrar

The University Registrar Office is responsible for maintaining the stewardship and integrity of student academic records and manages effective policies and practices regarding                 registration, academic progress, and graduation for Allen University

Contact: Mrs. Marilyn DeBerry, (803) 376-5827, myoung@allenuniversity.edu

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is primarily responsible for providing all information, services, and assembling financial resources that are available to and/or needed by students who are attending Allen University in order to obtain an undergraduate degree. Financial aid resources are those that are provided by both internal (university and/or endowment funds), governmental (federal and state) and private agencies or organizations.

Contact: Lola Kennedy, (803) 376-5791, lkennedy@allenuniversity.edu


The Office of Admissions is to provide competent, courteous, respectful and efficient professional service to prospective students and their families as they navigate through the inquiry, application, decision and enrollment process at Allen University.  We are committed to ensuring that our students receive the equity and access required to achieve academic goals.

Contact: Charles Singley III, (803) 376-5801, csingley@allenuniversity.edu

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment at Allen University is to collect and provide data, information and analysis, in support of Allen’s culture of evidence, planning, decision making, external mandates and continuous improvement.

Contact: Dr. Kimberly D Lebby, (803) 376-5737, klebby@allenuniversity.edu

Fiscal Affairs

The Division for Fiscal Affairs support the other divisions through providing a range of functional services including budgeting; general accounting and reporting; procurement; mail operation; bookstore; food services; treasury and student accounting as well as maintenance of hardware and software applications; and a help desk center.   This division ensures University resources are well managed to meet its mission of instruction, research, and public service.

Division Leadership:

Ruby Fielding, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs
Sharon Davis, Bursar

Contact: Ruby Fielding (803) 376-5727, rfielding@allenuniveristy.edu

Human Resources

The Human Resources of Allen University is committed to working strategically with one of its most valuable assets, faculty and staff in identifying and responding to the University’s changing needs.  We will provide leadership and guidance services in the development, implementation, and equitable administration of policies and procedures to improve and foster a positive work environment for attracting and retaining employees.

Mrs. Paige Moore, (803) 758-2700, Pmoore@allenuniversity.edu

Institutional Advancement

The Division for Institutional Advancement supports all giving, special events, career services engagements, marketing and communication initiatives of the university.  We practice sound accountability, in the delivery of financial acknowledgments of all donations, gifts and in-kind support. We adhere to and practice high standards of excellence and efficient programs that enhance the image of the university globally.

Division Leadership:

William Robinson, Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Dr. Flavia Eldemire – Executive Director of Special Programs, Career Services and Marketing
Mr. Nimai Garrett – Director of Alumni Affairs
Mrs. Michelle W. Young – Director of Title III, Sponsored Programs & Grants

Division Contact: William Robinson, 803-255-4795, wrobinson@allenuniversity.edu

Office: 803.255.4742 or 803.255.4770
Fax: 803.376.5733
Email: feldemire@allenuniversity.edu
Email: advancement@allenuniversity.edu

Alumni Affairs:
Office: 803.376.5704
Fax: 803.376.5733
Email: GGarrett@allenuniversity.edu
Email: Alumni@allenuniversity.edu

Student Affairs

The Division for Student Affairs provides engaging experiences and opportunities that can push you upward and out into a world of successful opportunities.  Student Affairs supports the university’s mission and core values by way of fostering intellectual, personal, social and professional development of all students.  Student Affairs offers skill development opportunities that enhance academic success and prepare students for their leadership roles in a diverse, dynamic, and global society.  That’s what we call the Yellow Jacket way!  That’s what we call A.U. Student Affairs. Let’s Go Yellow Jackets! Dream Big

Division Leadership:

Herman Allen, Dean of Students
Serge Zeze, Retention Coordinator
Tyosha Hammonds, Student Activities Coordinator
Micheal Gamble, Residence Hall Director
Sharon Griffin, Residence Hall Director

Contact:  Herman Allen, (803) 376-5700 ext. 5732, hallen@allenuniversity.edu