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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month
Commemoration Event 2018
UMB welcomes keynote speaker, Pamela V. Hammond, PhD, to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Black History Month Commemoration Event on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.
Pamela V. Hammond, PhD - Keynote Speaker
Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Take A Knee?
Pamela V. Hammond, RN, PhD, ScD (hon), FAAN, ANEF,president and CEO of The Hammond Group, LLC, a higher education consulting firm, currently serves as a senior consultant for AGB Institutional Strategies.Prior to AGB Institutional Strategies, Hammond served as interim president of Virginia State University, where she implemented initiatives to ensure the university’s sustainability, including targeting fiscal solvency, stabilizing student enrollment, and enhancing the university’s brand.
The 2015-2016 academic year began with an $18 million-plus deficit and the fiscal year ended in the black with a greater than $1.5 million surplus. Virginia State University boasted $35 million in external funding that same year. Regarding enrollment and retention, the enrollment stabilized with a freshman class boasting increased SAT scores and high school GPAs, the retention rate increased from 64 percent to 72 percent, and the development and implementation of an aggressive “Out-in-4” retention and graduation program.
From 2009 to 2014, Hammond was chief academic officer of Hampton University. Appointed provost in 2009, she transformed academic affairs including the establishment of Hampton U Online, implementation of an aggressive strategic plan, and the creation of new academic programs. While serving Hampton University, she was directly involved in securing nearly $40 million for research, scholarships, innovative programs, endowments, and faculty development. With proven expertise in fundraising, she increased faculty submissions of grant proposals by 58 percent during her first year as provost.
Before becoming provost, Hammond served as a department chair, assistant dean, and then dean of the Hampton University School of Nursing, where she showed an extraordinary talent for positioning her school as a premier nursing program. In 1999, Hammond implemented the first PhD program in nursing in a historically black college or university, which received national attention and was funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Hammond’s administrative success was demonstrated outside academe as well. She served as associate administrator at Newport News General Hospital, one of six remaining historically black community hospitals at that time, and implemented programs to make health care services more accessible to the underserved populations of inner city Newport News, Va. She also was executive director for the Center for Education and Practice at the National League for Nursing, where she was responsible for serving 2,000 schools and 10,000 members and administering four educational councils, three practice councils, the NLN Press, and the Assessment and Evaluation Division and served as a consultant to nurse educators in the U.S., Spain, China, Japan, Africa, and Australia.
Her expertise was recognized by gubernatorial appointments to the Virginia Board of Nursing (president), the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine (chair), and the Advisory Council on the Future of Nursing in Virginia (co-chair) and federal appointments to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institutes of Health Advisory Council for the Center for Scientific Review Committee, and National Library of Medicine Environmental Health Information Partnership. She has served as the chair of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Aerospace, on the board of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, on the board of Agriculture and Consumer Science, as an accreditation reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 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.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and of the Academy of Nursing Education, 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 in 2014 and received the inaugural Visionary Pioneer Award from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 2015.
Hammond earned her PhD from Old Dominion University, the MS from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the BS from Tuskegee University. In 2015, Virginia State University awarded her an honorary doctor of science degree. She was awarded fellowships to the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Initiative, and to the Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Project, W. K. Kellogg Foundation/American Nurses Foundation.
Dr. Hammond is married to Gary J. Hammond, is the mother of two physicians, Dr. Jason W. Hammond and Dr. Alexis S. Hammond, and has three grandchildren (triplets Aaron Cade, Kai Jason, and Simone Alexis). Her daughter-in-law, Dr. Camille Hammond, is an alumna of the UM School of Medicine.