Delaware State University Names a New Dean of Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Studies

Patrice Gilliam-Johnson was named dean of graduate, adult, and continuing studies at Delaware State University. Since 2016, she has been serving as Secretary of Labor for the state of Delaware.

In accepting the post, Dr. Gilliam-Johnson stated “I am a product of a HBCU, have spent the bulk of my career in higher education, and have long believed that college and career readiness are keys to preparing both young and adult learners in a 21st-Century America.”

Prior to her appointment as Secretary of Labor, Dr. Gilliam-Johnson served on the faculty of the psychology department at Wilmington University in Delaware. She is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.


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  1. Christina Pickett says:

    Congratulations Dr. Gilliam-Johnson! I am currently seeking an opportuntiy in higher education. I have 5 years of experience in adult education and workforce development/career readiness. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about what steps I should take to continue my career path in higher education. Sincerely, Christina Pickett, MA

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