Patrice Gilliam-Johnson was named dean of graduate, adult, and continuing studies at Delaware State University. Since 2016, she has been serving as Secretary of Labor for the state of Delaware.
In accepting the post, Dr. Gilliam-Johnson stated “I am a product of a HBCU, have spent the bulk of my career in higher education, and have long believed that college and career readiness are keys to preparing both young and adult learners in a 21st-Century America.”
Prior to her appointment as Secretary of Labor, Dr. Gilliam-Johnson served on the faculty of the psychology department at Wilmington University in Delaware. She is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.