Paine President to Deliver Honors Convocation Address

  The spring semester Honors Day Convocation will take place Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium.

   During the convocation, the College will recognize the academic achievements of students who made the President’s and Dean’s lists during the fall semester.  This year’s convocation address will be delivered by Dr. George C. Bradley, President of Paine College in Augusta, GA.

   In October 2007, Dr. Bradley was named the fourteenth President of Paine College. Prior to being named president by the Paine College Board of Trustees, he served as executive vice president of Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC.

   He is a graduate of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC where he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. He earned a doctorate in Higher Education with a cognate in Statistical Research and Evaluation from Iowa State University. He has also studied at Harvard through the Institute for Educational Management.

   As well as being an academic administrator, Dr. Bradley is a scholar of the people. He co-founded the South Carolina Institute for Research in Education (SCIRE). This institute sponsored research on education issues that impact African American communities in South Carolina. He is a regular contributor to the periodic publication entitled the State of Black South Carolina published by the Columbia Urban League. He has published and presented extensively in the areas of statistical analysis, program development and interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge. 

   The South Carolina Legislature recognized Dr. Bradley for his commitment as teacher, administrator, author, and researcher in the field of education for more than two decades with a Lifetime of Service concurrent resolution.  
   Dr. Bradley is active in a variety of civic and social organizations that include Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.; Sigma Pi Phi Boulé, and Rotary International. He contributes to the greater community as a member of several boards including the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Columbia Urban League. Dr. Bradley is married to Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley, and they have two children.