Larry K. Salley serves as a project director with Benedict College. He holds Masters Degrees in Social Work, Public Administration and Business Administration. The State of South
Carolina has licensed Mr. Salley as a Master Social Worker. He is also a certified housing counselor. Mr. Salley has over twenty years of experience in developing and managing community-based projects. He has served as the Executive Director of the Benedict-Allen Community Development Corporation for the past 18 years. In this capacity, he is currently overseeing College and CDC efforts to revitalize the Waverly/Read Street Community and surrounding areas.
He has direct responsibility for managing several community development projects; these include HUD-HBCU projects to construct a community police center, as well as build affordable housing. During the past 18 years, Mr. Salley has managed seven HBCU (1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007) projects that contributed to the growth of the local community. He is also directing a newly funded initiative entitled, YouthBuild, to train 60 area youth and provide them with educational and supportive services. He is overseeing a financial literacy initiative, and directs our Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) which utilizes HUD HOME funds to provide home ownership opportunities for low-income persons in distressed urban communities. Mr. Salley has served as Executive Director of a community action agency serving low-income rural residents. In that capacity he had responsibility for administering several programs including JTPA, Head start, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Community Service Block Grant programs, weatherization, housing rehabilitation, housing counseling, an emergency homeless shelter, and crisis intervention.