Bachelor of Science in Commerce, North Carolina Central University, 1960. Master of Science, North Carolina Central University, 1972. Doctor of Education, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1980.
Accounting clerk North Carolina Central University, Durham, 1960—1963, secretary to vice president finance, 1963—1971, administrative assistant development, 1971—1973, associate professor, department chairman business education, 1974—1984, associate professor, program coordinator business education, since 1984, executive director chancellor, 1985. Instructor Durham Technology Institute, 1973—1974.
Secretary, board directors City-Wide United Way, Durham, 1973. Chairman City-Wide Parent-Teachers Association Committee, 1976. Past President board directors Triangle Hospice.
Member advisory board North Carolina Business Education Council, Raleigh during 1980's, Member of North Carolina Business Education Association (president 1984-1985, board directors 1979-1987), Southern Business Education Association (chairman basic business division 1984-1985), National Business Education Association, Quettes Club (president 1985-1987), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Delta Pi Epsilon Honorary Society, Member Durham Planning Commission 1996-1999, Former Member Hillside High School Business Advisory Committee, Founder of Triangle Putters Golf Club for Women
Married Charles Gilbert Spellman, May 4, 1963 (div. 1965); 1 child Daryl Paul. Married James Ranaldo Lawson, March 24, 1984.