Clementine S. Cone
Executive Assistant to the President for University Compliance
Clementine S. Cone is a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia. She served as the financial Vice President at Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, and several other institutions. She is a seasoned financial administrator with more than thirty years of experience. Ms. Cone has a Master of Arts in Management from Regent University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hampton University (Institute). She is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Society of Accountants.
Assistant to the President
Paula Gentius is the Assistant to the President—supporting the Interim President and CEO with his duties and responsibilities for planning, directing, managing and coordinating the University’s operations, and advancing its mission, visions, and interests. Ms. Gentius also supports and executes the directives of the 13-member Board of Visitors, the institution’s governing body. Prior to this role, she served as the Assistant to the President for Partnerships and University Outreach and was responsible for developing and promoting significant external partnerships with community, corporate, government and social sector constituents that support the University’s strategic goals and advance the university’s public profile on regional, state and national levels. She also served as the Assistant to the Board of Visitors and the President and assisted the Rector and members of the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors in successfully performing their fiduciary responsibilities relative to NSU.
As a gubernatorial appointee under three former Virginia Governors, Ms. Gentius served as an Executive Policy Advisor, Interim Executive Director, Deputy Director and Confidential Policy Advisor for a state agency in Richmond, Virginia. She has also served as the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and Telecommunications & Compliance Manager of a regulatory agency overseeing the City of Detroit’s cable franchise and telecommunications operations. She has a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, a Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Mass Media Arts and Public Relations. She is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in Educational Management from Hampton University.
Denise Y. Dye
Executive Assistant to the President for Constituent Communications
Denise Y. Dye (Dee Dee) is the Executive Assistant to the President for Constituent Communications. She has served the Commonwealth of Virginia as the Assistant to the President of Virginia State University for the past twenty-one years, bringing to her current position a wealth of knowledge in higher education, as it relates to constituent communications. Prior to her tenure in the Commonwealth, Mrs. Dye served as Assistant to the Medical Director, Radiology Administrator, and Radiologists at Multi-Hospital High Tech Services in Richmond, Virginia, an affiliate of Bon Secours Health Systems, Inc. Formerly, she was also employed with Bon Secours - St. Mary’s Hospital for more than fifteen years.
Mrs. Dye is currently enrolled in the Graduate and Professional Studies program at Averett University and will earn a degree in Business Administration in December 2015. She resides in the Varina District of Henrico County, Virginia.
April T. Allbritton
Office Manager/Board Liaison
As Office Manager/Board Liaison, Mrs. Allbritton provides support to the NSU Board of Visitors and facilitates the workflow in the Office of the President. She has been with the President’s Office since July 2000. Prior to that she worked for the Office of Legislative Affairs and the NSU Athletics Foundation for approximately six years.
As a member of the NSU Association of Educational Office Professionals, she has served as Vice President, Administrative Liaison to the President and chaired numerous committees. Mrs. Allbritton is currently a member of the National Association of Educational Office Professionals. On the national level, she has served as a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee, the Higher Education Committee, the Public Relations and Publications Committee and the Foundation Scholarship Committee. Mrs. Allbritton attended Norfolk State University.
Brenda J. Bennett
Mrs. Bennett serves as the scheduler in the Office of the President. She manages the daily appointment calendar and coordinates all travel for the President and the Chief of Staff. Mrs. Bennett also provides oversight of the president’s social functions.
Mrs. Bennett has been employed with the Commonwealth of Virginia for forty-two years with forty of those years at Norfolk State University. The two prior years were with the State Department of Education in Richmond, VA. She received an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Secretarial Science from Southside Virginia Community College, Alberta, Virginia in 1971. Mrs. Bennett is a member of the NSU Association of Educational Office Professionals.
Kimberly E. Gaymon
Financial Services Specialist I
Mrs. Gaymon serves as the Financial Services Specialist I in the Office of the President. Her responsibilities include financial accounting, tracking correspondences, conference room scheduling and maintaining business and community databases.
Prior to her appointment in April 2004, Mrs. Gaymon was employed by NSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the NSU Association of Educational Office Professionals.