DENMARK -- Voorhees College is welcoming a new director of admissions, a director of library services and a director of sponsored programs to the Tiger Family.

Herman “Skip” Mason Jr., the new director of library services, is responsible for supporting students’ academic study needs, updating electronic databases, building and digitizing archives and designing the Voorhees College Historical Museum. In addition, he 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 in spoken word and meet renowned authors. We have work to do, and I am here to help create a positive change,” he 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, the new director of sponsored programs, will be responsible for growing the institution’s funding portfolio through grants, contracts and other services. In addition, Lee will assist 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,” Lee said.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and a master’s degree in business administration from Claflin University. Lee is a seasoned sponsored programs and research development specialist with more than 10 years of experience.

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

LaSandra Robinson, the new director of admissions, is charged with strengthening recruitment initiatives, networking with alumni for external opportunities and increasing brand awareness to potential students. In addition, she 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 into the world after graduation with the tools, resources and knowledge to compete in this global society," Robinson said. "I want to be a part of the culture of recruiting those stellar students."

She 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.

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