Voorhees welcomes three new directors


Voorhees welcomes three new directors

October 06, 2017

Voorhees College welcomes aboard a new director of admissions, director of library services, and director of sponsored programs to the Tiger Family.

Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. is the director of library services. He is responsible for supporting students’ academic study needs, updating electronic databases, building and digitizing archives, and designing the Voorhees College Historical Museum. In addition, Mason will be creating a modern look to the facility, where students can engage in the “library experience.”

Mason said the library has been dubbed “The Beehive,” a place where intellectual minds can gather. “Soon the library will become a common area for students to study, form book clubs, create literary cafes, participate on spoken word, and meet renown authors. We have work to do and I am here to help create a positive change,” Mason said.

Mason earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Morris Brown College. He earned a master’s degree in library and information science from Atlanta University (present day Clark Atlanta University) and in divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center. He is a member of the African-American Family History Association, Inc., American Library Association, Black Caucus of Library Association and Metro Atlanta affiliate of the National Black Child.

Wilhelmenia Lee is the director of sponsored programs. She will be responsible for growing the institution’s funding portfolio through grants,

contracts, and other services. In addition, Lee assists senior administrators and principal investigators with issues related to externally-sponsored research activities and affiliated contractual requirements.

Prior to serving as the director of sponsored programs, she served as the director of food services for the cafeteria at Voorhees. “I have been employed at the institution for three years now, and I am eager to address some of the funding challenges that exist. Re-imagining Voorhees College as a different school of thought takes commitment and hard work, which I am ready to do,” Lee said.

Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and a master’s degree in business administration from Claflin University. She is a seasoned sponsored programs and research development specialist with more than ten years of experience.

She is a member of American Public Health Association, Health Law Special Interest Group, National Council of University Research Administrators, and CBPHC Presentations and Publications Workgroup.

LaSandra Robinson is the new director of admissions. She is charged with strengthening recruitment initiatives, networking with alumni for external opportunities, and increasing brand awareness to potential students. In addition, Robinson will be working closely with the admissions team to participate at more career fairs and education events.

“Voorhees College has a rich legacy as an HBCU founded by an African-American woman. Voorhees prepares stellar students to go out in to the world after graduation with the tools, resources, and knowledge to compete in this global society. I want to be a part of the culture of recruiting those stellar students,” Robinson said.

Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in school counseling from South Carolina State University.

For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.