Rodner Wright to Serve as Interim Provost at Florida A&M University

Rodner Wright, the long-time dean of the School of Architecture at Florida A&M University, was named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“Dean Wright has the experience and the vision to do an exceptional job in this post during the transition period,” said FAMU interim President Larry Robinson.  “I really look forward to working with him in this capacity as we focus on how we can make the 2012-2013 year, one of FAMU’s best. He is a thoughtful and astute leader who is in tune with the academic tenor of this university.”

Wright has been dean of the School of Architecture since 1996. Previously, he taught at the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. He was the first African American to serve as president of the Mississippi chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Dean Wright is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master of architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

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