Mary Evans Sias Awarded an Honorary Degree from Central Michigan University

siasinchairMary Evans Sias, president of Kentucky State University in Franfort, was awarded an honorary degree at the fall commencement ceremonies of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. Dr. Sias was awarded the Doctorate of Public Service degree for being a “forward-thinking leader” and for her advocacy of higher education as chair of the board of directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Sias is the 13th president of Kentucky State University, having served in that role since April 2004. Previously she served for 10 years as associate provost and senior vice president for student affairs and external relations at the University of Texas at Dallas. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, she is a graduate of Tougaloo College and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. She also earned an MBA from Abilene Christian University.

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