Mrs. Paula C. Payton


Assistant Director of Admissions
Tingley Hall, Rm #1-S3
(803) 535-5342
Fax: (803) 535-5385

South Carolina Counties: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, Newberry, York, Saluda

States: AL, AK, CO, KY, LA, MA, MN, MS, MT, NE, NM, RI, WI, WY, UT

Meet Paula

Where are you from?

Columbia, SC

What do you enjoy most about working in CU's Office of Admissions?

The thing I enjoy the most is meeting the prospective students and their families and helping them to make the GREAT decision to enter Claflin University.

Do you have a favorite spot on campus?

The James & Dorothy Elmore Chapel

What's the best tradition or campus event at Claflin University?

The Parting Ceremony

Any favorite restaurants or hangouts in Orangeburg?

The Thai Orchid and the Original House of Pizza

Music I Love

Jazz, Caribbean & Brazilian-influenced music

Books I Love

Steve Pemberton, "A Chance in the World"

Educational Background

Tuskeegee University, B.S. in Animal Science/Agriculture

South Carolina State University, M.S. in Individual & Family Development

Favorite Quotes

“Being Happy Never Goes Out of Style,” - Lilly Pulitzer

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