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Dr. Lamin E. Drammeh
Dr. Lamin E. Drammeh

Associate Vice President for Public Service and Agriculture, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Evaluation, External Affairs, SC State University Public Service and Agriculture John W. Matthews Jr. 1890 Extension Center803-536-8215 or 803-707-9010

Lamin E. Drammeh

Dr. Lamin Drammeh serves as a thought partner with the vice president/executive director, senior directors, and management team in providing leadership in short- and long-range institutional planning and priorities; designing and development of strategic initiatives and concepts; implementation, assessment, and oversight of areas of responsibility across the institution.

He provides leadership in identifying institutional priorities. Spearheads, directs, plans, coordinates, designs, administers, and controls SC State PSA strategic planning process and development, program evaluation, staff development, training, and Plan of Work reporting functions. Applies data-informed decision-making and provides information and research to support strategic institutional planning and continuous improvement of the institution.


He has been employed 18 years at SC State University, having served as:

  • Field Services Manager, Rural Cooperative Business Development
  • Director, Center of Excellence for Rural Cooperative Business Development
  • Program Manager, USAID/SCSU Textbooks and Learning Materials Program (TLMP). The TLMP was President George W. Bush's Africa Education Initiative flagship program. Until 2022, TLMP was largest grant SC State history every received.
  • Chief International Officer
  • Senior Research Director for Outreach, Planning and Development
  • Director of Strategic Initiatives, Evaluation, and External Affairs

Key Skills/Expertise:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Evaluation and Reporting
  • Assemble and lead high functioning national and international teams
  • Design, spearhead and implement complex strategic project initiatives
  • Internationalizing education and extension program delivery
  • Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Contracts administration
  • Strategic Partnerships Development
  • SACSCOC Accreditation


  • South Carolina State University B.S Business Economics 00'
  • South Carolina State UniversityM.S. Agribusiness '02
  • E.d.D. South Carolina State University Educational Administration '13

More About Dr. Lamin Drammeh

Dr. Drammeh is a highly accomplished researcher and international development specialist with two decades of experience. He has co-authored 34 textbooks and teachers’ guides for secondary education. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his research and project development work. Drammeh is a proud graduate of SC State University and one of its most decorated athletes. He served as the captain of SC State Track and Field program and a NCAA All-American awardee. In 2012, he was inducted into the SC State University Athletics Hall of Fame, and in 2021, he was inducted into the Mid-Eastern Athletics Conference (MEAC) Hall of Fame. He is an Olympian and represented The Gambia at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Dr. Drammeh also has an extensive international travel portfolio.

His hobbies include spending time with family, cooking, tennis, and watching movies. Interests include athletics, coaching/mentoring, international affairs, technology, and politics.