Dr. Jerry M. Wallace was named the fourth president of Campbell University in May 2003 following the retirement of longtime president Dr. Norman Adrian Wiggins. Wallace, who was vice president for Academic Affairs and provost from 1984-2001, served as assistant to the president in 2001 and was the James R. Coates Professor of Religion and Society in the Campbell University Divinity School during the 2002-2003 school year.
A native of Rockingham, North Carolina, Wallace earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Government from East Carolina University. An ordained Baptist minister, Wallace received the Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. He also pursued graduate studies in Sociology and Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University where he earned the Master of Science and Doctor of Education degrees.
Wallace joined the Campbell faculty in 1970 as an adjunct professor of Sociology. He assumed full-time employment at the University in 1975 as chairman of the Department of Religion and Philosophy and Tyner Professor of Religion. He was appointed dean of the College and director of Graduate Studies in 1981 and vice president for Academic Affairs and provost in 1984.
As the James R. Coates Professor of Religion and Sociology, Wallace taught undergraduate and graduate courses in religion, education, and sociology.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Dr. Mark L. Hammond assumed the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost on Sept. 1, 2013. Previously, he had been the dean of Campbell’s College of Arts & Sciences since 2001.
The son of Steve and Mary Lee Hammond, Mark Hammond is a native of Ashland, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree with a double major in biology and general science from Hiram College in 1985, and graduated cum laude with honors. He earned his doctorate in biology from the University of South Carolina in 1990, specializing in molecular genetics and biochemistry. His doctoral work led to publications in two prestigious journals, The Journal of Biological Chemistry and Genes and Development.
Hammond went to serve as a postdoctoral fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. There, he worked in the life sciences division and with the Center for Human Genome Studies when the Human Genome Project started in 1990. While at Los Alamos, he developed a patent for rapid base sequencing in DNA and RNA that received the Distinguished Patent Award in 1995, and he produced a second patent dealing with DNA fragment sizing and sorting that was first licensed by Molecular Technologies, Inc.
Hammond joined Campbell in 1992 as an assistant professor of biology. He became an associate professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences in 1996, and was promoted to full professor in 2004.
He’s married to the former Jill Darling ’05 of Mansfield, Ohio. They are the parents of four children — Erica Joy ’13, Nicholas Jared, Veronica Lee and Monica Darling. They are members of Hood Memorial Christian Church in Dunn, N.C.
Vice President for Student Life
Vice President for Student Life for the University, is a native of Ahoskie, NC. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Campbell University in 1977. Dr. Bazemore received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, and his Doctor of Ministry from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Bazemore returned to Campbell from Wallace, NC, where he spent 14 years as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wallace. His wife, the former Linda Rae Callis, is also a native of Ahoskie and a two-time graduate of Campbell University. She is a guidance counselor for the Johnston County School System. The Bazemores are the parents of two children, Stephen, a 2006 graduate of Campbell and Hannah, a current student at Campbell.
Dr. Bazemore has been a Trustee, a member of the Board of Ministers and the Alumni Board, and has served Campbell University in countless other ways. He has received many honors from Campbell including the Centennial Distinguished Alumnus award, the Alumni Service Award, and also received the prestigious Presidential Medallion award. His wife, Linda, is also a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award.
Dr. Dennis Bazemore began his tenure of employment with Campbell University August 1, 2003.
Vice President for Business & Treasurer
Jim Roberts, Vice President for Business and Treasurer of Campbell University, of Lillington, N.C., came to Campbell as Director of Physical Plant Operations in 1995 from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., where he served as Director of Facilities Management. Prior to that post, his academic preparation included a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in personnel and labor relations from North Carolina State University (1978), and a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Western Carolina University (1982). Mr. Roberts has maintained an active professional profile, to include service as Vice-President of Education Services and member of the Energy Task Force for the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA). For his distinguished service, the APPA conferred on him its Meritorious Service Award in 1999. Mr. Roberts was also a founding member of the Kiwanis Club of Buies Creek, serving as its president in 2001. He and his wife, Teresa, are active members of Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek. They are the parents of three children: Sarah, Will, and Andrew.
Acting Vice President for Health Programs
Michael L. Adams assumed the role of dean at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences on January 1, 2015. Dean Adams serves as the College’s second dean, succeeding founding dean Dr. Ronald W. Maddox (1986-2014).
A native of Grifton, North Carolina, Adams is a 1996 doctor of pharmacy summa cum laude graduate of Campbell University’s then School of Pharmacy. After pharmacy school, Adams completed his doctor of philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry in 2003 at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy in Seattle, Washington. Upon completion of his graduate work, Adams went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the Molecular and Cellular Toxicology Section of the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Adams returned to Buies Creek in 2005 when he accepted a position with Campbell as an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences. In 2009, he became the College’s director of Science Education Outreach and served in that position through 2012, when he was named assistant dean for graduate and interprofessional education. Adams received the 2011 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and has been named Professor of the Year by second-year student pharmacists for nine consecutive years.
His professional affiliations include the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (2009-present), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2005-present), the American Chemical Society (2005-present), the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (2003-present), and the Society of Toxicology, Mechanisms Specialty Section (1996-present). He is also a member of the Gamma Iota Chapter of the Rho Chi Society and the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity.
Vice President, Institutional Advancement & Assistant to the President
Britt Davis was named Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Assistant to the President in January 2011. In this role, he leads the university’s Development, Alumni Relations, Communications & Marketing, and Admissions departments. He also represents the Campbell president’s office in different capacities, including serving as a liaison to various university constituencies and representing the president on university committees and at special events. Prior to this appointment Davis served as Director of Development for the university’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (2007-2010).
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Davis has earned two degrees from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, including a B.S. in Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies and a Master of Public Administration. He earned a Doctor of Public Administration, emphasis in higher education administration, from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.
Prior to joining Campbell, Davis served as President of the Oregon Independent College Foundation, a nonprofit consortium of ten Oregon private colleges and universities. Davis has also served as a Vice President for the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and held management positions at the Association for Manufacturing Technology, Consumer Electronics Association, and National Recreation & Park Association.
In addition to his duties at Campbell, Davis also serves on the board of the North Carolina Museum of History Associates in Raleigh, National Venture Committee of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education in Washington, DC, and the board of the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce.
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