Dr. Toneyce Randolph

Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Toneyce S. Randolph is an esteemed academic leader and visionary in the field of education, renowned for her commitment to fostering excellence in teaching and learning. She previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer (CAO) at Clinton College, (HBCU founded in 1894 and named after Bishop Caleb Isom Clinton of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church), where she played a pivotal role in shaping the academic landscape and driving strategic initiatives to advance the institution’s educational mission.

In 2023, Dr. Randolph led Clinton College in its accreditation reaffirmation for the next ten years by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), with no recommendations, findings, or suggestions. Clinton’s evaluation visit took place from January 24th-January 26th, 2023, and concluded with a notification of reaffirmation during its meeting on April 25, 2023.

Other Notable Career Accomplishments and Highlights as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clinton College include the following:

  • Successfully created +6 new degree programs to include a BSN program in efforts to support the college’s strategic enrollment management plan.
  • Successfully created +7 new certificate programs in efforts to support the college’s strategic enrollment plan.
  • Successfully created +8 new minors in efforts to support the college’s strategic enrollment plan.
  • Increased the number of qualified (terminally degreed) faculty at Clinton College by 75%
  • Secured > $4,136, 581.00 in grants as the grant writer strengthening the financial model and demonstrate outstanding stewardship of resources as outlined in the college’s strategic plan.
  • Designed Clinton College’s Work Program, which is in alignment to become a federal Work College.
  • Successfully co-led Clinton College reaffirmation visit with zero findings.
  • Created partnership with the Rock Hill School District and Winthrop University to advance learning, scholarship and service for our students outlined in the college’s strategic plan.
  • Awarded faculty member of the year.

With a solid educational background and a passion for lifelong learning, Dr. Randolph holds a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University, where she specialized in the viability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Her research focused on why HBCUs are relevant and how they foster a sense of belonging amongst those populations whose access has been limited or denied.

Dr. Randolph’s career trajectory has been marked by a series of achievements in academia. She began her journey as a registrar and admissions representative, and then migrated over to academic affairs in Teaching and Learning, serving as faculty and then becoming Chief Academic Officer. Her empathetic and supportive approach to teaching and learning earned her recognition and numerous accolades from students and peers alike. Dr. Randolph has received awards ranging from Excellence in Crisis Management to Faculty Member of the Year.

Recognizing her potential for transformative and servant leadership, she transitioned to administrative roles across multiple institutions before ascending to the position of Chief Academic Officer. In these leadership roles, Dr. Randolph championed interdisciplinary collaboration, promoting a holistic approach to higher education that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and practical application of knowledge.

Dr. Randolph is entrusted with driving academic excellence, ensuring the curriculum remains dynamic, relevant, and aligned with emerging trends and industry demands. She collaborates closely with faculty members to create an inclusive, empowering, and intellectually stimulating learning environment that fosters the holistic development of students.

A firm believer in continuous improvement, Dr. Randolph spearheads ongoing faculty development programs, empowering educators to implement innovative teaching methodologies and integrate cutting-edge technologies in the classroom. Her commitment to research-based pedagogy enhances the overall learning experience and equips students with the skills needed to excel in a rapidly changing global landscape.

Beyond her institutional contributions, Dr. Randolph actively engages with educational associations, presenting her research findings and sharing insights at conferences and symposiums. She is a sought-after speaker, known for her inspiring talks on hip-hop pedagogy, diversity, equity and inclusion, and the future of higher education. Dr. Randolph’s most recent presentation was at the International Conference on Urban Education in Cancun, Mexico where she presented on first-generation college students traumatic experiences and the impact had on those who live in poverty-stricken urban communities. Her research on this topic showed sparse information, especially on understanding the lyrical messages in hip-hop and how these lyrics explore the truths of many first-generation college students and the impact of community trauma.

Outside of academia, Dr. Randolph maintains a keen interest in the community advocating for the promotion of resources through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Toneyce Randolph under the organization of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated focuses on service to all mankind to including community service projects that empower families, building economic wealth, enhancing the environment by uplift the local community. Dr. Randolph is a current and active member of the Rock Hill Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Eta Alpha Omega and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Randolph is a Board Member for Stars Academy in Charlotte, NC. Recently Dr. Randolph received an award for the Top Twenty Most Influential in Memphis, TN, her hometown.

Dr. Randolph remains steadfast in her commitment to shaping the next generation of learners and leaders. Her strategic vision, combined with a passion for excellence, continues to elevate the institution’s academic standing and empower students to become catalysts for positive change in the world.