Southern NSLS Chapter

E-Board Members and Advisors

Brayden Williamson – Student President

Brayden Williamson is an award-winning 
Gospel, Bluegrass & Country singer / guitarist and songwriter.

Born November 14, 2002 Logan, West Virginia.  

He is well known for his efforts to preserve tradition in music, has written two #1 World Wide Bluegrass Chart topping songs at age 16 then continued to go on charts with more originals he’s written and songs written by others.
He has gone on with his calling to write several more original songs and continues to do so. 

Quincy Nelson

He is pursuing an Associates in Arts degree. He is then planning on attending Concord University to work toward a Masters in Social Work. His hobbies include playing music and computer gaming.

Darrell Taylor – Advisor

Darrell Taylor works as the Chief Student Services Officer at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.  He has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Counseling, and significant doctorate-level coursework in Higher Education Administration and Leadership Studies.  Mr. Taylor’s 33 years of higher education experience includes work at Concord University, Bluefield State College, New River Community and Technical College, and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.  He is a Past-President of the West Virginia Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (now WV TRiO) and a recipient of the Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel’s Outstanding Service Award.  He has successfully written for over $2 million in grant awards.  Mr. Taylor has a wife (Melinda) and three daughters (Megan, Madison, and Myra).  He is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and West Virginia University sports fan. 

Tim Ooten – Advisor

M.Ed., Counseling and Human Development, Lindsey Wilson College, 2012; B.A., Human Services and Counseling, Lindsey Wilson College, 2010; A.A.S., Governors Adult Completion, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, 2009

Dianna Toler – Advisor

M.A., Counseling, Marshall University, 2000; B.A., Regents, West Virginia State College, 1989; A.A., University Parallel General Studies, Southern WV Community and Technical College, 1988

In 2001, she became a part of the Southern family by working as Counselor II in Student Services and is currently the Director of Student Success. She loves working with students and employees at Southern. She likes to spend time with her family, take pictures, fix up old furniture, make scrapbooks, sing, garden, and travel.

Roger Williamson – Advisor

M.S., Career and Technical Education IET, Morehead State University, 2014; B.B.A., Business Administration, Morehead State University, 1991