Two African Americans Appointed to Dean Posts at North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, has announced the appointments of two African Americans to dean positions.

Joseph Michael Green was appointed dean of University College. Dr. Green will be responsible for ensuring that first-year, second-year, and transfer students are provided a quality, comprehensive experience that supports student learning and leads to academic success. Most recently, Dr. Green worked at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was the executive director for Retention, Progression, and Completion. He also served as a faculty member in the Graduate School. Earlier, he was executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Dr. Green received his undergraduate degree at Bowie State University in Maryland and his master’s degree in psychology at the University of South Dakota. He was awarded a Ph.D. in political science and public administration from Howard University in 2002.

Browne C. Lewis has been named dean of the School of Law at North Carolina Central University. She will begin in her new role on July 1, 2020. Currently, Lewis serves as the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law and the founding director of the Center for Health Law and Policy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She specializes in the areas of bioethics, environmental, family and inheritance law. Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Grambling State University in Louisiana, a master’s degree in public policy from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, a juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota School of Law, and a master’s degree in energy and environmental law from the University of Houston Law Center.




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