Tammalyn Thomas-Golden grew up in Wiesbaden, Germany. Initially, Golden wanted to pursue a career in political science serving in the congressional offices of the Honorable Cardiss Collins (IL) and Marilyn Lloyd (TN). However, working at her alma mater (Mount Vernon University) in Academic Affairs spurred her interests in higher education. Golden's research interest include graduation rates of women and African American students.
Golden earned her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Golden completed her coursework and moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While in Winston-Salem, Golden served in various capacities in Student Affairs at Salem University.
Upon completing her doctorate degree, Golden and her family moved to Holly Springs, North Carolina. Here, she became the Dean of Residence Life and Housing at Saint Augustine's University. In 2010, Golden accepted additional responsibilities when she was named Accreditation Liaison. In this capacity, she spearheaded Saint Augustine's University through a successful reaffirmation visit.
Currently, Golden oversees the University's accreditation process, institutional effectiveness and research and sponsored programs. Recently, Golden completed the 2011 BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women sponsored by the UNC Friday Center.
She lives in Holly Springs with husband Derrick and three children, Thomas, 12; Christian, 10 and Delaney, 8.
Golden's professional associations include: Association of Institutional Researchers, Society of Research Administrators International, National Association of HBCU Title III Administrators.
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