Dorcas Davis Bowles to Serve as Provost at Clark Atlanta University

Dorcas Davis Bowles was named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University. She earlier served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University from 2003 to 2008. She has also served as dean of the School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University on three different occasions, most recently from August 2015 to July 2016.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Bowles was a professor and acting dean of the School of Social Work at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Bowles is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama, where she majored in secondary education. She holds a master of social work degree from Smith College and an educational doctorate in mental health administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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  1. Congratulations Dean Bowles! Your loyalty to CAU and the expertise you bring to the academy is indeed remarkable and unmatched! Thank you so much for your service and unswerving commitment to the cause of the HBCUs.
    In respect and admiration,

  2. I just heard from Terry Galen and was so delighted to hear that you are still working, and being a provost no less!
    I left Smith two years ago, and have been teaching in another doctoral program, writing, and seeing about 20 people. All good things…Zeke is a city councilor in Baltimore with a wonderful wife and delicious two year old daughter; Jake’s working for a foundation in Austin and awaiting his first child…married to a smart cookie. Lew’s newest book on assisted dying just came out and he’s retiring from Baystate soon, but onto the next book, and we feel very blessed. My best to you and the girls ( women).

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