Two African Americans Selected to Serve as University Deans

Stephanie J. Rowley has been appointed the dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. Dr. Rowley has been serving as provost, vice president for academic affairs and dean at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York. She holds a tenured appointment as a professor of psychology and education.

Professor Rowley received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and African American studies from the University of Michigan. She earned both a master’s degree and doctorate in developmental psychology from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia.

J. Lin Dawson was named dean of exercise science and collegiate athletics at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Dawson previously served as the director of athletics at Clark Atlanta University. He is a former member of the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Dr. Dawson is a graduate of North Carolina State University. He holds a Ph.D. from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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