SC State alumna Jackie Slayton, Executive Speaker

Monday, September 29, 2008


SC State will host executive speaker Jackie Slayton on Wed, Oct.1, 2008 at 12:00 p.m., in Belcher Hall. Slayton’s discussion topic will be “The Housing Industry - Better Controls and Risk Management are Key to Solving the Current Crisis.”

Slayton’s 25-year career culminated in the federal government, where she managed the Los Angeles Area Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In that position, she was responsible for the operation of a 215-person staff in the delivery of all HUD programs to more than 15 million people.

Slayton is a 1972 SC State graduate. She received her bachelor of science degree in Business Administration.

While at HUD, Slayton served as the liaison with elected officials, the housing industry, and client groups on issues impacting HUD housing and community development programs. As a senior executive, Slayton managed policy development and nationwide implementation of HUD’s enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, and directed multi-million dollar competitive grant programs.

Slayton's government career also included senior management positions at the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, DC. In the latter position, she managed 24 EEOC field offices in the Western United States.

After leaving HUD, Slayton and her husband created and operated a California-based company which provided quality control services to mortgage banking and real estate firms. Slayton has also performed a broad range of independent consulting services such as conducting compliance reviews for banks and other financial institutions and performing business process evaluations and developing internal quality control plans for the major program areas of HUD.

Slayton has served on a myriad of boards. Some of which include: Goodwill Industries International of Greater Los Angeles and the Community Reinvestment Act Committee of the First Federal Bank of California. Active in her church, Slayton assists senior citizens and disadvantaged persons with issues related to the receipt of benefits; assists non-profit organizations with strategic planning and fund raising activities; and serves as a mentor to women, encouraging their professional growth and development.

She is an avid gardener and currently resides in her hometown of Society Hill (Darlington County), S.C.

For more information, contact Dr. Ann Winstead, leadership and professional development coordinator of business administration, at (803)516-4864.