Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Southern Universities

Margaret I. Kanipes was named dean of the new Honors College at North Carolina A&T State University. Professor Kanipese began her career in academia as an assistant biology professor at Fayetteville State University. She joined the faculty at North Carolina A&T State University in 2004 as an associate professor of chemistry. She has served as interim chair of the department of chemistry for four years and as director of the STEM Center of Excellence for Active Learning.

Dr. Kanipes holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University. She earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and was a Duke University postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry.

Leah Tolbert Lyons was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Lyons joined the faculty at the university in 2001. Her research focuses on Francophone literature and film from Africa.

Dr. Lyons is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in French at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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