Vice President and Chief of Staff

The Vice President and Chief of Staff reports directly to the President. In that role, she assists the President by serving as a liaison with all levels of administration, faculty, and students. Working with all constituent groups, she ensures the implementation of the President’s vision for the University. She represents the President in various capacities both off and on campus and serves as a member of the Administrative Council. In addition, the Vice President and Chief of Staff is responsible for managing and coordinating the administrative functions within the Office of the President and overseeing the Presidential Fellows program.


  • B.A. English, Tougaloo College
  • M.A. English Rhetoric/Composition, Louisiana State University
  • Ph.D. English Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics, Georgia State University

Administrative Staff

  • Ms. Rashaun Smith, Secretary to the Vice President and Chief of Staff

Contact Information: 
Dr. Charrita Danley Quimby
Administration Building, 2nd Floor