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Dr. Randall Pannell, M.Div.

Chief Academic Officer

Randall J. Pannell, M.Div.; Ph.D. is the Chief Academic Officer for Undergraduate, Adult and Graduate School Progams. Pannell came to the institution in 2011 as the Vice President of Academic Affairs. For the previous 29 months before returning full-time to the CAO post, Pannell served as the interim president for NGU.

Pannell has more than 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in higher education. Prior to coming to NGU, he served as Chief Academic Officer of the graduate colleges at Regent University, as well as tenures as interim VPAA and CEO, along academic dean and associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

He has also served as assistant professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at the Seminário Internacional Teológico Bautista in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His experience also includes vice president for academic affairs and acting president at Coral Ridge University in Houston, TX, and vice president for academic affairs and associate professor at American Christian College in Houston, TX.

He has written over 40 reviews and published over 12 articles in English and Spanish. He is a member of the Institute for Biblical Research, National Association for Professors of Hebrew, National Case Study Institute, National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA), Society for the Study of the Old Testament, and Society of Biblical Literature.

Pannell holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Religion from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, a Master of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies and Ph.D. in Ancient Semitic Languages and Old Testament Literature from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Suzanne Sellers

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President

Suzanne is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, moving to South Carolina in 1999. She joined North Greenville University's staff in 2009, initially serving in the College of Science and Math, and September 2011 began as Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Adult and Graduate Studies. She resides in Landrum, South Carolina with her husband of forty-two years, Terry.

Congratulations! On behalf of the Graduate Academic Services Office, I’d like to be among the first to welcome you to our community. You have made an outstanding choice in selecting North Greenville University’s T. Walter Brashier Graduate School for the next step in your education. As a student, you will find caring faculty and staff, open doors and minds, and obtain a Christ-centered education, which we pray, will be invaluable on your journey. I hope you will take advantage of all North Greenville University’s Graduate School has to offer you. The path will be rigorous, but will be worth it in the end.
Over the next few months, you will have opportunities to learn more about North Greenville University and the Graduate School. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Academic Services Office. We will happily answer any questions you have or direct you to the appropriate office or person.

Our doors are always open to you, and we look forward to playing an important role in your journey in the graduate school.

- Dr. Tawana Scott


Graduate Academic Services Staff


Dr. Tawana Scott

Assistant Vice President of Graduate Academic Services

Dr. Tawana Scott earned her Ed. D. in Higher Education Leadership from Union University. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia and North Greenville University. She has served North Greenville University for 10 years, currently serving as Assistant Vice President of Graduate Academic Services. She also serves in the role of adjunct teaching for the graduate school. One of her greatest passions is assisting students reach their educational goals.

Kelly Tillinghast

Graduate Academic Advisor

Kelly Tillinghast is the Graduate Academic Advisor for the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School. She was born and raised in Boiling Springs, South Carolina where she still lives with her Husband and 2 daughters. Kelly received and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Columbia College in 2013 and an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Lander University in 2008. Kelly is passionate about helping students succeed and walking step by step with them through their academic journey.


The Graduate Academic Services Office seeks to enhance North Greenville University's graduate students' educational experiences by providing exceptional assistance in services necessary for a high quality and Christ-center graduate education.




The Graduate Academic Services Office Hours are:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday* 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

*During the summer Months, June and July, our office is closed on Fridays.




Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you have regarding your academic endeavors at NGU. We are here to serve you.

Dr. Tawana Scott

Assistant Vice President of Graduate Academic Services

Phone: (864) 877-1598

Email: Tawana.Scott@ngu.edu


Kelly Tillinghast

Graduate Academic Advisor

Phone: (864) 663-7534

Email: Kelly.Tillinghast@ngu.edu




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