About Us

The team at The University of Alabama Gadsden Center is committed to your success. We're here to help you meet your educational goals and look forward to meeting you soon!


Skip CampbellDr. Skip Campbell
Director, The Gadsden Center

Skip is a Birmingham native and retired from UPS in early 2012 after 38 years as an operations and engineering manager, working in numerous locations in the United States and abroad. Skip holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Development with concentrations in Organizational Theory and Macroergonomics. He also received post-graduate training in Strategic Planning and Formulation from Georgia State University – Center for Executive Education.

He received his BS degree in Applied Science and Operations Analysis from the University of Alabama and holds Masters Degrees in Engineering Management, Quality, and Management, as well as Graduate Certificates in Information Systems and Marketing.

In addition to his duties at UA Gadsden, Skip serves as an Adjunct Professor in the UA New College LifeTrack program and teaches for OLLI.

Skip is an avid historian and holds a MA in Public History from Arizona State University and plans to soon begin the pursuit of a second doctorate in his first academic love: southern history and historical archaeology. He belongs to a number of state and local historical groups, including the Alabama Historical Association. Skip also Chairs the Gadsden/ Etowah County committee for the Alabama Bi-Centennial. 

Skip works with local schools and civic groups to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) awareness and Innovation as it applies to the Gadsden-area Coosa River.

Skip and his wife, Denise, have 3 grown children 3 grandchildren, 2 dogs, and a cat.


David CochraneDavid Cochran
Technology Manager, The Gadsden Center

David graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1987 with a BS in Computer Information Systems.  He started working at The University of Alabama Gadsden Center as the Technology Coordinator in 2002.  David’s responsibilities include anything at UA Gadsden that is related to technology.  He is married to Kelly and they have two wonderful children.  David enjoys baseball, camping, hiking, and spending time with his family.




Pam LogsdonPam Logsdon
Coordinator of Graduate Advising, The Gadsden Center

Pam is originally from Georgia.  She has lived in Alabama for the past eleven years.  She earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music Education from The University of Georgia and has taught music for grades K-12 in both public and private schools. Prior to coming to the Gadsden Center, she worked in the Teacher Service Center at Jacksonville State University.  At The Gadsden Center, she is the College of Education liaison and handles teacher certification.   She is married and has two children and one very spoiled, overweight cat!



Mary MaddoxMary Maddox
Senior Finance Clerk., The Gadsden Center

Mary is from Etowah County.  She has been with The University of Alabama Gadsden Center since 1997, where she is Senior Finance Clerk and "ring leader".  In her spare time she loves to read, watch her favorite football team (the Auburn Tigers), vacation, and spend time with her family and friends.  She is married and has two wonderful daughters, two dogs and one cat.




Donna PickardDonna Pickard
Office Associate, The Gadsden Center

Donna is from Hokes Bluff, Alabama.  She attended The University of Alabama in Birmingham and completed her degree in Medical Records Administration.  She worked as a transplant coordinator with The University of Alabama Hospitals until her husband’s job transferred them to Gadsden.  She has been with The University of Alabama Gadsden Center since January 2001.  Donna's primary responsibilities are student services, recruiting, testing, and coordinating events.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Affairs with The University of Alabama and is currently working on her Master of Arts degree in Consumer Conflict Management, Negotiation and Mediation.  She is married, has two grown children, one granddaughter, and a spoiled dog that did not get the memo that he is a dog!