Joseph H. Silver Sr. became president of Alabama State University earlier this year. Previously, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University. Now Clark Atlanta University has established an award in Silver’s honor.
The university recently presented the Joseph H. Silver Sr. Ph.D. Award for Leadership in Advocacy Against Dating and Domestic Violence to Sheryl Sellaway, south area executive director of public relations for Verizon Wireless. Dr. Silver has been a strong advocate of programs to increase awareness of domestic violence issues.
Before joining the administration at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Silver was vice president of the Commission on Colleges for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He has also served as vice president for academic affairs and professor of political science at Savannah State University. He also taught at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and was assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University System of Georgia.
Dr. Silver is a summa cum laude graduate of St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Atlanta University.