Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap, Jr is an ordained minister, a prolific writer, and the Founder, Board Chairman, and Executive Director of the PRF Teaching Ministry, a nationally recognized non-profit teaching organization renowned for teaching God’s principles of Possession, Resources, and Finances (PRF). He is the author of two books, Don’t Leave Me Like This: Inspiration To Leave A Legacy and What’s Next? Preparing For Eternity.
Dr. Dunlap’s academic crown flaunts a Bachelor’s degree in Individualized Studies (Administration of Justice) from Virginia State University, two Master’s degrees, and a Doctor of Ministry degree (Conflict Transformation) from New York Theological Seminary.A respected educator, Dr. Dunlap began writing curriculum on finances and stewardship in 2006. As the former leader of the Army’s Personal Financial Management Course, he is celebrated for his historic achievement, where 100,000 students completed his course in 5 years.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Dunlap now lives in Phenix City, AL, with his wife Cathy Dunlap. In his spare time, Dr. Dunlap enjoys playing chess, watching movies, traveling, and attending concerts.
Dr. Joffery Gaymon
Dr. Joffery Gaymon - Biography
Joffery Gaymon received a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in public administration from Georgia College and State University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Northeastern University. She also completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at the Harvard School of Education.
Dr. Gaymon brings significant expertise to Auburn. Her career in university enrollment and student recruitment began at Georgia College and State University. She held enrollment positions of increasing responsibility at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, from 2008 to 2013. She served as the University of West Florida’s vice president for enrollment and student affairs since 2017, where she has held similar positions since 2013.
Dr. Gaymon was named Vice President of Enrollment in March 2019 and oversees the areas of communications, recruitment, and admissions for future students as well as scholarships for future and current students.
Christy Greene - Biography
C.D. Greene is a native of New Jersey. She majored in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and earned her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. Passionate about advising, multicultural education and college admissions, C.D. served as the director of the Balfour Hesburgh Scholars Program at Notre Dame. The program primarily assists first-generation college students with their transition to university life. Additionally, she was an academic advisor for nearly 10 years at Notre Dame before becoming the Director of Advising for the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. She also taught in the School of Social Work at Ole Miss. Currently, C.D. is an application reader for the University of Notre Dame and is a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County.
Dr. Ebony Jackson
Dr. Ebony Jackson - Biography
Dr. Ebony Jackson currently serves as Lead Clinical Specialty Pharmacist at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is originally from the Black Belt region of Alabama, and is a two time graduate of Auburn: 2012 COSAM and 2017 Harrison School of Pharmacy. During her time at Auburn, she served in various capacities in the Office of VP for University Outreach and developed a passion for serving the community. In her free time, she enjoys making handmade crafts and life’s adventures with her husband and fellow Auburn graduate Kel.
Jay Lamar - Biography
Jay Lamar served as the executive director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission from 2014 through 2020. She previously worked at Auburn University, most recently as the director of Special Programs for the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and managing editor of Auburn Speaks, an annual publication of the Vice President for Research. Before moving to Special Programs, she was director of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, the outreach office of the AU College of Liberal Arts. Currently, Lamar works with the Alabama Historical Commission on a National Park Service grant program and with Alabama Public Television on virtual fieldtrip series for schools. A native of Alabama, Lamar is also co-editor (with Jeanie Thompson) of The Remembered Gate: Memoirs by Alabama Writers.
Nichole Warren - Biography
Nichole Warren, is a School Counselor at Auburn High School. I am in my 12th year at Auburn High School and my 15th year as a School Counselor. I received my BS degree from Tuskegee University in Social Work. After graduation, I furthered my education at Troy University, received an MS degree in Counseling Psychology, and later received my Ed.S. in School Counseling from Troy University. I began my School Counseling career in Macon County at Booker T. Washington High School, where I fell in love with the students, the job, and the atmosphere. In 2009 I became employed with Auburn City Schools as a Secondary School Counselor. During my first five years, I spent half of my time at Auburn Junior High school before moving into a full-time position at Auburn High school. In my spare time, I enjoy shopping, decorating, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Travis Smith
Dr. Travis Smith - Biography
Dr. Travis C. Smith earned a Ph.D in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Clemson University. As a critical educator, he chooses to focus on inquiry, practice, and pedagogy that helps disrupt oppressive systems in order to support racially minoritized students.
In 2011, Dr. Smith founded Unite Inc. which is a nonprofit that promotes leadership, scholarship, and social awareness. The two initiative of Unite Inc. entail, college preparation for high school junior and seniors and a freshmen retention at Alabama State University. To date Unite has assisted its high school seniors in accumulating $30.2 million in scholarships and acceptance in over 300 universities across the nation.
Alan Spencer - Biography
Alan Spencer joined the Office of Professional and Continuing Education in the Spring of 2016. He received his Bachelor’s degree in English from Alabama A&M University.
Alan worked as an executive, in the non-profit sector, bringing over 12 years of experience in development planning, public relations, marketing, public speaking, administration, communications, fund raising and customer service. He now serves as a Program Developer for Conference and Event services.
Connie Fitch-Taylor - Biography
Councilwoman Connie Fitch-Taylor is a lifelong resident of Auburn, Alabama and a graduate of Auburn High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Faulkner University and was elected to the Auburn City Council in 2018 where she currently serves as representative of Ward 1.
Councilwoman Fitch-Taylor has been vocal on many key issues that affect the people in her assigned ward. She has been an advocate for increasing the availability of affordable housing, the continuation of upgrades to Boykin Community Center, and fostering community engagement. Her desire is to make Auburn a more inclusive and better place for all.
In 2019, Councilwoman Fitch-Taylor created the Northwest Auburn Task Force which is comprised of citizens from all over the City of Auburn. From the creation of this group, many events have been planned to foster community engagement and support. Back-to-School Drives, a fall carnival, food drives, a Senior Citizen Valentine’s Day Ball, non-profit awareness, voter’s registration drive, and community clean-ups are just a few of the things that derived from this group. Councilwomen Fitch-Taylor’s was recently awarded the National Forum of Black Administrators (NFBPA), Martin Luther King Community Service Award for her hard work and commitment throughout the years to make a difference for others.
René Waldrop - Biography
René Richard Waldrop is a graduate of Auburn University and Tulane Law School. For more than 20 years, René practiced corporate law with an emphasis on business entities, mergers, acquisitions and real estate. She is currently a Business Law instructor at Auburn University and the Director of Our House, a ministry of By Our Love. The mission of By Our Love is to come alongside children and their families, who live in and around Ridgecrest Apartments, an Auburn public housing community, and to help them grow spiritually, academically and socially. René uses her education and experience in administration, operation and fundraising for Our House, but credits her Christian upbringing and love for the Lord as her motivation to love and serve the Our House children and their families.