Lesia Crumpton-Young Named Provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore

Lesia L. Crumpton-Young has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, she has also been appointed as a tenured full professor of the department of industrial and systems engineering in the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering. She will begin her new roles on July 1, 2019.

Dr. Crumpton-Young has had a successful career in higher education that spans 25 years. Currently, she serves as vice president for research and institutional advancement and as chief research officer at Tennessee State University. She has previously held leadership roles at the University of Central Florida, Texas A&M University, Mississippi State University, and the National Science Foundation.

“I am honored to serve as the new provost and senior vice president,” said Dr. Crumpton-Young. “I look forward to working collectively with President Wilson and the outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni as we continue to transform Morgan from great to greater at an accelerated pace!”

Dr. Crumpton-Young earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University, where she holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in engineering. She is currently completing an MBA from Tennessee State University.

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