The New Provost at Bennett College

Dr._Phyllis_Worthy_Dawkins_t580Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, has announced that Phyllis Worthy Dawkins has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs. She will assume her new duties on December 1.

Since 2013 Dr. Dawkins has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cheyney University, one of 14 campuses that make up the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Previously, she was provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and professor of education at Dillard University in New Orleans. Before joining the administration at Dillard University in 2009, Dr. Dawkins served in many positions over 28 years at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Dawkins is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from Ohio State University.


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  1. Connie P. Williams, Ph.D. says:

    Congratulations to a fellow Smithite! You’ve made many contributions to higher education and to students in the HBCU. Continue the great work.

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