Yolonda G. Gaines
Jesse H. Jones School of Business - Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston, Texas  77004
Phone:  713-313-7734
Fax:  713-313-7701
E-mail:  gaines_yg@tsu.edu


Personal Profile

Yolonda Gaines is Director of Career Planning and Placement Center for the Jesse H. Jones School of Business-Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.  The Career Planning and Placement Center provides assistance for over 500 students in professional development, résumé and career counseling, and job and internship placement.

Prior to joining Texas Southern University, Ms. Gaines worked in the private sector as a human resource specialist, coordinator, and trainer.  Ms. Gaines started her human resources career at Hercules Steel Company, Incorporated in Fayetteville, North Carolina as a Personnel/Safety Manager.  Ms. Gaines was instrumental in establishing a state recognized safety program for the company.  Ms. Gaines moved to Austin, Texas in 1994 where she remained in human resources as a specialist and coordinator for government sub-contractor firms. 

Ms. Gaines received her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification and earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Texas Southern University and her master’s degree in business administration from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Ms. Gaines is a member of NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers).

Ms. Gaines is a volunteer advisor for the NBMBAA Collegiate Chapter at Texas Southern University and volunteers for community organizations to include the Boy Scouts of America and Food for Seniors; Mentor and Committee Volunteer, University Outreach/LOT (Leaders of Tomorrow) Program, NBMBAA – Houston Chapter.