Bachelor, Limestone College, 1980. Master of Arts, Atlanta University, 1982. Doctor of Education, Auburn University, 1990.
Education specialist, Fort Rucker (Alabama) Army Aviation Center, 1982-1984; curriculum manager, Headquarters Reserve Officers Training Corps, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1984-1985; test development specialist, Extension Course Institute, Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama, 1985-1987; text development specialist, Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, Maxwell Air Force Base, since 1987.
President, charter member General Chappie James Chapter Blacks in Government, Montgomery, Alabama, since 1989. Member National Association of Female Executives, Mental Health Association, Alabama Association for Counseling and Development, Alabama College Personnel Association, Auburn University Alumni Association, Phi Delta Kappa.
1 child, Ashley Patrice Sartor Kelly.