2020-2021 Annual Report: Pandemic Edition


  • Built the first new campus buildings in 40 years:
    • Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center
    • The Health & Wellness Center (contains athletic facilities, classrooms, offices, and dance studio)
  • The Quinnite Trail (a running/walking through the campus)
  • Repaved the roads on campus
  • The demolition of the Lucy Hughes dormitory
  • Renovated the Business and Registrar’s Offices
  • Added more office space to the Office of the President



  • Partnered with Lowe’s Home Improvement Center to update the website and develop the Lowe’s Retail Management Major. This major will prepare students for careers in upperlevel retail management.
  • Partnered with Bishop T.D. Jakes and Jakes Divinity School to establish the Bishop T.D. Jakes Executive MBA Program at Paul Quinn College. This novel executive education program becomes PQC’s initial foray into graduate school education.
  • Teamed with Minerva Education to create the Urban Scholars Program. USP is a threeyear pathway to graduation platform that allows students to focus on one of three areas of concentration: social justice, health care, and the wealth gap.
  • Created the PQC Honors College. Ultimately, the Honors College will be housed in the new Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center and represents another sign of PQC’s commitment to academic rigor.
  • Established a Banking and Finance Major. This program will prepare its students for lucrative careers in traditional banking, investment banking, private equity, and venture capital.
  • Implemented PQCx (our adult upskilling program) with the assistance of USAA ($200,000), Capital One ($100,000) and Bank of America ($100,000). 
  • Overhauled all studentfacing offices with an eye towards improving the student experience. Among the areas that received special attention: Enrollment Management and Financial Aid; Work Program; Registrar; Student Support Services; and Development. Additionally, we have created a new position, the Vice President of Student Experience.


Partnered with the Lyda Hill Foundation, the City of Dallas, the Dallas Mavericks, the 10th District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and numerous community organizations and schools to host a COVID19 test site and a basic needs giveaway. 

Tested over 8,000 people
7,036 masks
5,091 boxes of food
428 gallons of milk
282 turkeys
275 hand sanitizers


  • Published two landmark reports on racist pollution practices in Dallas County (Poisoned byZip Code and Yearly Pollution Inventory)
  • Contributed research and advocacy support to the successful effort to remove ShingleMountain
  • Contributed research and advocacy for first bilingual neighborhood plan in Dallas history(Floral Farms plan created by Neighbors United)
  • Participated in launch of Cleaner Air DFW network with UTA and community orgs, planning rollout of on-campus air monitors in fall 21/spring 22. First citizen-science, open-data project of its kind in Texas (National Science Foundation)
  • Contributed research and advocacy in support of park development projects at Judge RosePark and in Floral Farms (Trust for Public Land)
  • Raised funds for and hired first full time fellow focused on environmental justice (BooneFamily Foundation – $100,000)
  • Raised funds for and hired first student fellows, now researching eviction in Dallas County at Child Poverty Action Lab (Child Poverty Action Lab – $30,000)
  • Raised funds for and hired first Associate Fellow researching displacement of Black families in Fair Park in mid-twentieth century (Christine Allison/D Magazine – $5,000)
  • Initiated Neighborhood Stories project in conjunction with BC Workshop and the PQCLibrary, an oral history and digital archiving initiative (National Endowment for theHumanities – $63,625).
  • Launched the Global Urban College Network by hiring Dr. Amanda Washington Lockett and recruiting Martin University as our first member institution.
  • Created the National HBCU Commencement Celebration with support from the following partners: JP Morgan Chase, the National Basketball Association, Thurgood MarshallCollege Fund, UNCF, NAFEO, Hennessy, Essence, and Howard University. Over two million people viewed the celebration and over 70,000 graduates participated.
  • Formed a partnership with Vistra Corp and the Texas Trees Foundation that resulted in theCollege receiving $150,000, 70 trees, and an irrigation system• Created the Safe Harbors Consortium with Huston-Tillotson University and Wiley College.The Consortium is providing scholarships to students from Minneapolis-St. who have been impacted by the police violence in their communities.
  • Received a $125,000 grant to work with Cheryl Wattley of UNTD Law to create law a school pipeline program for students from PQC and UNTD. The funds will be used to prepare participating students for the law school admissions process.
  • Received a grant from FedEx Office ($250,000) to support academic and career readiness and mental health.
  • Partnered with Chipotle to create “The Scoop Goes to Paul Quinn”, a women’s leadership speaker series focusing on PQC students and Chipotle employees.
Coach Keldrick McKinney of the track and field team smiling

COACH Keldrick McKinney

About the Coach

Coach Keldrick McKinney is a native of Dallas, Texas who enters his third year as the Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach at Paul Quinn College. After serving one year as Associate Head Coach under the leadership of Coach Maurice West; Coach McKinney was given the opportunity by Paul Quinn’s legendary Athletic Director James “Zip” Summers.

The program has quickly grown from 3 to now 25 student athletes under the leadership of Coach McKinney. In the second year of competing at the Red River Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships, the Paul Quinn Tigers placed two athletes in the Top 10.

Coach McKinney received his bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Prairie View A&M University. After graduation he then opened a training facility where he trained hundreds of athletes. This provided the background and experience for Coach to thrive at the next level. Coach McKinney’s student-athletes not only excel on the track but also in the classroom as well. Coach McKinney’s team maintains over a 3.0 gpa.

Coach Michael Delgado of the mens soccer team

COACH Michael Delgado

Email: mdelgado@pqc.edu | Phone: 214-379-5374

About the Coach

Coach Michael Delgado has been coaching at the collegiate level since 2009. He began his coaching career at Howard Payne University, shortly after starting his time there as a collegiate soccer player. He began as a student coach and after graduating with a degree in Spanish Education, became an assistant.

In 2015, Coach Delgado moved back to Dallas to form the Men’s and Women’s Soccer program at Paul Quinn College as the assistant coach and became the head coach of the Women’s team in 2017. From 2015-2021 he was also the Men’s assistant coach. 

In 2021, Coach Delgado took over the Men’s program and led the team as the #3 seed (highest in school history) to the USCAA National Championship for the 3rd year in a row, with a 3rd place finish. 

Coach Delgado is a Dallas native and graduated from Mesquite Poteet High School as a district MVP & All-State. He holds his Master’s degree from Concordia University in Coaching & Athletic Administration. He resides in the campus neighborhood of Highland Hills and lives daily by his motto, #AlwaysRefuse2Lose.

coach brandon espinosa

COACH Brandon Espinosa

About the Coach

Brandon Espinosa starts his fourth season as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Paul Quinn College.

Last season, Coach Espinosa and the Tigers had a historic 19 game turnaround from the previous year going from 7-25 to 26-2 (12-2 RRAC). Coach Espinosa led the 2021-2022 Tigers to the school’s first USCAA Men’s Division I National Championship and the 3rd overall national championship in school history. The Tigers also won the Red River Athletic Conference West (RRAC) regular season title for the first time since joining the conference in 1998. The Tigers finished the 2021-2022 season with the most RRAC wins and highest winning percentage in a season in program history.

The Tigers were the No. 1 seed at USCAA Nationals and had a dominant showing with 3 double digits wins. The championship game featured seven ties and ten lead changes. After trailing by four at half, 38-34, Bryant & Stratton led 67-65 with 6:33 left in the game. Henry Hampton hit a jumper a minute later to give Paul Quinn the lead to highlight a 10-0 run to seal the victory for the Tigers. Ja’Mare Redus led PQC with 18 points while Hampton finished with 17. Spencer McElway added 12, Ja’Mere Redus came off the bench and scored 11, and Steven Tynes chipped in seven points and nine assists.

While the team’s collective efforts were the deciding factor in their success, several outstanding individuals led them both on and off the court. Coach Brandon Espinosa was recognized as the USCAA National Coach of the Year. In addition, senior forward Spencer McElway was selected as a USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 2nd Team All Conference. Sophomore forward Trevoin Shaw was voted USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 1st Team All Conference. Sophomore guard Ja’mare Redus received USCAA Tournament MVP as well as USCAA 2nd Team All American Honors. Sophomore guard Torron Mingo Jr. earned the USCAA Academic All American award. Junior guard Caleb Thompson received the RRAC Champions of Character award.

During his first season with Paul Quinn, Espinosa led the Tigers to the most conference victories since 2012-2013. In addition, PQC had two players receive RRAC All Conference honors; Spencer McElway was 1st Team All RRAC and Mateo Escheik received 2nd Team All RRAC honors. McElway also joined the schools 1000-point club.

Espinosa also serves as the Director of EYBL and 17U Head Coach for Drive Nation which was founded by former NBA All-Star Jermaine O’Neal. This summer Drive Nation qualified for the 2021 Nike Peach Jam and currently has the most ESPN Top 100 ranked players in the country.

Espinosa has held coaching positions at Bossier Parish Community College, Ranger College and with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate, Texas Legends.

  • In 2016-17, while he was the associate head coach for Chris Lovell at Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier qualified for the Region 14 Championship Tournament for the first time since becoming a member of the conference. In 2017-2018 Bossier again qualified for the Region 14 Championship Tournament and finished with a record of 17-14. The 17 wins was the most for a team at Bossier in ten years.
  • While at Ranger College, he helped head coach Billy Gillispie orchestrate the biggest turnaround in college basketball history. During the 2015-2016 season Ranger went from 2-23 the previous year to 35-3, making the NJCAA national tournament and a Final Four appearance for the first time in the schools 90-year history.
  • From 2013-2015, Espinosa was an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate Texas Legends. Espinosa coached under Eduardo Najera, who in 2000 was the first Mexican born player to be draftedinto the NBA. During the 2013-2014 campaign the Texas Legends tied the franchise record for most wins in a season with 24. Legends guard PJ Hairston was the first G-League player ever to be drafted in the first round of an NBA draft when he was selected 26th overall by the Miami Heat in 2014.
  • Espinosa also served as the associate head coach for Jeff Webster and Nike Pro Skills 17U EYBL team from 2016-2018.

Espinosa is a native of Houston, Texas. He played collegiately for Dallas Christian College, where in 2010 they won the ACCA National Championship. Espinosa earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2011.

Paul Quinn did not compete in 2020-2021 due to Covid-19.

Coach Camille Headshot

COACH Camille Smith

Email: csmith@pqc.edu | Phone: 214-379-5499

About the Coach

Camille Smith is in her first season at Paul Quinn College.

Smith was hired in early March and her most recent position was as an Assistant Coach for the WNBA Dallas Wings.

Prior to coaching, Smith played professionally for 10 seasons internationally and 12 seasons in the WNBA before retiring in 2019. Smith was drafted to the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2007 WNBA Draft as the 17th Overall pick. Amid the start of the 2008 WNBA season, Smith was selected in the Atlanta Dream dispersal draft before being traded to the Seattle Storm where Smith played and won a championship in 2010! In 2015 Smith was traded to the Connecticut Sun, then to the Phoenix Mercury in 2017, where she finished her career.

Internationally, Smith played on multiple teams in Israel (2015 Israel League Champion) and China. She also played in Turkey, Limassol, Cyrpus, Ragusa, Sicily (2016 Cup Champion), Lebanon (2017 Arab Cup Champion), Montpelier, France, and Venice, Italy (2018 Euro Cup runner-up).

As a former student-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Camille graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in interpersonal communications. A four-time All-ACC selection, she finished her college career with over 1,700 points, 800 rebounds, 250 assists, and 250 steals. As a senior, Camille averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game along with 99 steals to help the Tar Heels reach the Final Four. Camille is ranked among the top 20 all-time scorers at UNC and was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press following her junior year. She averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds as a junior. As a sophomore, Camille averaged 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in the ACC tournament, including a 23-point game against Duke in the finals. In 2004, she was named ACC Rookie of the Year and was the only freshman selected as a finalist for Kodak All-American honor. Camille became the first Tar Heel to be named first-team All-ACC as a freshman.

In high school, Camille was named Associated Press NC Player of the Year and NC Miss Basketball (Class 3A; 2003). Camille was also awarded State Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer and NC Gatorade Player of the Year (2002 and 2003). In 2001, Camille shared AP Player of the Year honors at Carver High School and helped her team finish with a 30-0 record and State Championship. Camille is a three-time All-State Selection and averaged 20.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game during her senior year. She holds the record of 2,168 career points during her high school career, was a McDonald’s High School All-American, and played in the 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival. Camille was also named Piedmont Triad All-Conference, four years in a row, and Piedmont Triad Conference Player of the Year, three years in a row.

Camille Smith & her husband Jeremis Smith are happily married & live in the Historical Stop 6 Community.

Coach Patrick Gonzalez of the womens volleyball team


About the Coach

Coach Patrick Gonzalez is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with emphasis in Criminal Justice from Texas Wesleyan University. He also has a M.Ed. in Sports Administration from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. He has coached volleyball for over thirteen years. He has coached on the high school, club, and collegiate level.

He currently coaches for 360 Volleyball Club in Arlington, Texas. Coach Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Paul Quinn College volleyball program. He served as the women’s assistant volleyball coach at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee for five seasons. While at Fisk University, Coach Gonzalez served as an Admissions Counselor and Director of International Student Services in the Office of Student Engagement. He has also worked at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and served as the Associate Director of Minority Outreach in the Office of Admissions. He most recently was selected into the Big XII Reach & Teach Volleyball Diversity Program.