Samuel Blackwell was named chief of staff to President Cleveland Sellers Jr. of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. As chief of staff, Blackwell will oversee recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and retention initiatives on the campus of the historically Black college.
Blackwell has been on the staff at the college for more than 20 years, most recently serving as vice president for planning and information technology. On three occasions he has been the leader of a successful effort to reaffirm the college’s accreditation.
A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, Blackwell earned a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Ohio State University.