New Director of Strategic Initiatives, Evaluation & Engagement Brings B.O.L.D. Approach to 1890

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


ORANGEBURG, S.C. – As the SC State University 1890 Research & Extension Program continues to prepare for unprecedented growth, university leadership has hired its first-ever director of strategic initiatives, evaluation and engagement. Lamin Drammeh, Ed.D., an experienced college administrator and strategic management professional, joined 1890 Research & Extension on Jan. 16.


Pough12“I am excited to come home and work with 1890 under the capacity leadership of Dr. Whitesides,” said Drammeh. “As an organization, we are going to be B.O.L.D. 1890 is going to Believe, Observe, Learn and Do everything necessary to continue to develop the organization through strategic planning, which includes effective data analytics and management, accountability and reporting protocols for effective compliance, and increasing advocacy with the community of stakeholders.”


Drammeh has more than 20 years experience spearheading initiatives and programs designed to develop students, faculty, institutions and communities. He has been recognized at local, state, national and international levels for his expertise in executive and instructional leadership, strategic planning, policy formulation, international education and curriculum development, collaborative partnerships and assessment and evaluation.


“Dr. Drammeh has a wide-ranging background in various strategic initiatives and has a vast amount of experience in managerial programming roles,” said Dr. Louis Whitesides, executive director of 1890 programs. “I have full confidence that he will direct and oversee the program’s organizational growth initiatives, which include expanding internationally and developing 1890 Research and Extension’s long-term sustainability.”


Drammeh returns to SC State University from Stillman College, where he served as vice president for strategic initiatives and executive director of the Stillman Foundation. Drammeh holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate from SC State University.