Program Assistant, McNair Scholars Program
Office of Academic Access and Leadership Development

10 Arts & Science Building

James Hamilton serves a dual role in IDE as Program Assistant of the McNair Scholars Program, as well as the Executive Assistant of Academic Access, Leadership, and Development.

Hamilton came from Biological Sciences as a Building Coordinator and brings with him many fiscal and record keeping skills. He also brings a background of customer service skills and enjoys serving our students on a daily basis.

His duties include submitting payment requests, submission of contracts, day to day management of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of IDE’s calendar, ordering supplies, filing, preparation of events for programs under the Academic Access Leadership, and Development Umbrella, OneCard Reconciliation, as well as assisting with questions from Faculty, Staff, and Students

James is a 2003 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He has been employed with MU since May, 2004 starting out at the Cashier’s Office in the basement of Jesse Hall as a Student Account Representative.  Since then, he has held various jobs within the system including working for Biological Sciences as the building coordinator.

He currently serves on the Food Insecurity Committee whose mission is to come up with new and creative ways for students, faculty, and staff to have access to more food and clothing resources on campus.

His hobbies include going to flea markets and shopping for antiques, restoring console stereos and record changers, ATV riding, as well as mechanicing and restoration of old machinery.

“My inspiration for coming to work every day is being able to help our students as they continue on their journey to higher education. It is a rewarding experience when I can go home knowing that I helped make someone’s day a little brighter,” Hamilton says.