Prior to joining AGBIS, Pamela Hammond, Ph.D. served as the interim president of Virginia State University where she successfully implemented initiatives to ensure the university’s sustainability, including targeting fiscal solvency, stabilizing student enrollment, and enhancing the university’s brand.
She served as provost at Hampton University and transformed academic affairs including the establishment of Hampton U Online, implementation of an aggressive strategic plan, and the creation of new academic programs including four doctoral programs. She established the first Ph.D. program in nursing at a HBCU. Hammond was involved in securing nearly $40 million for scholarships, innovative programs, endowments, and faculty development. With proven expertise in fundraising, she increased faculty submissions of grant proposals by 58% during her first year as provost.
Hammond’s expertise was recognized by gubernatorial appointments to boards and federal appointments to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the NIH Advisory Council for the Center for Scientific Review Committee. She has served as an accreditation reviewer for SACS, as the chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Aerospace; on the Board of the CIAA, on the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Science, and as a consultant to governmental agencies, foundations, and institutions of higher education. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation.
Hammond is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a fellow of the Academy of Nursing Education. She has authored multiple publications, is the recipient of numerous awards, and was an inaugural inductee into the Tuskegee University School of Nursing Hall of Fame and received the Inaugural Visionary Pioneer Award from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
She earned a B.S. at Tuskegee University, a M.S. from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from Old Dominion University. In 2015, Virginia State University awarded her an honorary doctor of science degree.