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Rainey Appointed Dean of Academic Support Services

Charlotte, N.C. (July 24, 2013) – Johnson C. Smith University announces the appointment of  Kelli S. Rainey to the position of Dean of Academic Support Services, effective July 1, 2013.

Rainey holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Lynchburg College, a Master of Arts in applied psychology from Fairfield University and graduate certification in institutional research from Pennsylvania State University. She began working at JSCU as Director of Student Activities in 2004, and was appointed Director of Institutional Research in 2006.

As Dean of Academic Support Services, Rainey will serve as Chief Administrative Officer of the division. She will oversee the management of the academic support division, including information technology, library services and institutional planning, assessment, effectiveness and research.


Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 22 fields of study to more than 1,600 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit or follow the university on social media sites FacebookTwitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

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