Bachelor, Mississippi State University, 1959. The Master of Science in Social Work, University Tennessee, 1962.
Child welfare supervisor Mississippi Department Welfare, Jackson, 1962. Director social work Church of God Home for Children, Sevierville, Tennessee, 1962—1968. Director cure corps Teen Challenge, New York City, 1968—1970.
Dean students Lee College, Cleveland, since 1970.
Board directors Cleveland Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1984, Boys Club Cleveland, since 1980. Vice president Contact, since 1972. Member of Tennessee Teachers Education Association, Academy Christian Deans, Optimist Club (president 1978).
Married Tannis Marie Alford. Children: Angela Lyn, Paul Eric.