A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Anthony C. Nelson has been chosen as the next dean of the School of Business at North Carolina Central University in Durham. He has been serving as dean of the College of Business at Bowie State University in Maryland. Earlier, Dr. Nelson was dean of the College of Business and chair of the department of computer information systems at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Dr. Nelson is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, where he majored in business management. He holds an MBA and a doctorate in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.

George H. Stroud was appointed dean of students at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He will also hold the title of vice president for student life. Dr. Stroud has been serving as assistant vice president for student life and dean of students at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Earlier, he held student affairs posts at the University of Pittsburgh and Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Stroud holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in student personnel from Slippery Rock University. He earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Lemuel W. Watson was named dean of the School of Education at Indiana University in Bloomington. He has been serving as a professor of education and executive director of the Center for Innovation in Higher Education at the University of South Carolina. He is the former dean of the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. Earlier, Dr. Watson was dean of the College of Education at Northern Illinois University.

Dr. Watson is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he majored in management. He holds a master’s degree in education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a doctorate in higher education and policy from Indiana University.

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