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New Acting President at Cheyney University
Jul 10, 2014 | News
New Acting President at Cheyney University

Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins will take over for the University’s chief executive officer, Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital, who announced her upcoming retirement.

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Dr. Dawkins, who has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania since August 2013, will become the institution’s acting president effective July 7, 2014.

Dr. Dawkins came to Cheyney University in 2013, after having previously served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and professor of education/psychology at Dillard University in New Orleans. LA. During her four years at Dillard, she also served as associate provost, associate vice president for academic affairs and the director for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Academic Technology.

Previously, she was the chief academic/administrative officer and dean of the College of Professional Studies at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. She also spent time there as interim vice president for academic affairs, chair and a professor of physical education.

Dawkins received a Bachelor of Science degree from Johnson C. Smith University, a Master of Arts from the University of Michigan and a doctoral degree from Ohio State University. In addition, she earned leadership certificates from Harvard University, Hampton University and UNCF.

 

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