Phyllis Worthy Dawkins has been chosen as provost at Cheyney University, one of 14 campuses that make up the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She was provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and professor of education at Dillard University in New Orleans.
Before joining the administration at Dillard University in 2009, Dr. Dawkins served in many positions at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. There she was chief academic/administrative officer, dean of the College of Professional Studies, interim vice president for academic affairs, and professor of physical education.
Dr. Dawkins is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from Ohio State University.