Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, has announced the establishment of two new colleges within the university.
The new College of Life and Physical Sciences will bring all of the universities STEM degree programs under one roof. The College of Life and Physical Sciences will be under the direction of interim dean Lonnie Sharpe. Dr. Sharpe holds the Massie Chair of Excellence at the university. He is the former dean of engineering at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Professor Sharpe is a graduate of North Carolina A&T, where he majored in mechanical engineering. He holds a master’s degree from North Carolina State University in Raleigh and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.
Tennessee State University is also elevating its honors program to status as an independent college. Also the College of Public Service and Urban Affairs will now be known as the College of Public Service.