Joy Paige Springs BIO

Joy Paige SpringsJoy Paige Springs is Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte’s Premier Independent Urban University. She has served in this role since May 2009.

As Vice President, Springs oversees the University’s Division of Institutional Advancement that consists of the following departments: Development, Alumni Affairs, Career and Professional Development and Communications and Marketing. She is responsible for coordinating and executing diverse programs of private sector fundraising. Currently her division is leading the efforts for the university’s comprehensive campaign with a goal of $150 Million.  

Springs has more than 20 years of sales and managerial experience in the financial services industry. During her previous career at Wachovia, now Wells Fargo, she held various positions including numerous roles within Retail Banking, Private Banking and the Community Relations/Social Responsibility Division.   Her last role at the bank was as a Senior Vice President, Community Affairs Manager for the Charlotte Corporate Headquarters.

Springs received her Bachelor Degrees in Industrial Relations and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was the recipient of the University’s Harvey Beech Outstanding Black Alumni Award. She is a graduate of Leadership Charlotte (Class XXVIII) and has been involved in numerous civic activities throughout the Charlotte community and North Carolina. Previously she served on the NC Community Foundation Board, Wake Technical Community College Board of Trustees, Arts and Science Council and the Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Currently, she is board chair for the Women's Intercultural Exchange and serves on the Community Advisory Board for Fifth Third Bank. She is a member of Women Executives, the Women’s Impact Fund, Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Immediate Past President of the Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Inc.  She is married to Andre’ Springs and resides in Charlotte, NC.