Roderick T. Heath is the new assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.
“I focused much of my career on finding the best ways to help students be successful,” Dr. Heath said. “I’ve seen the different barriers students face and have found ways to help them overcome those barriers. I look forward to bringing my experience to FSU and implementing programs to help all our students achieve their individual goals.”
Before joining Fayetteville State University, Dr. Heath served as director of the Men’s Achievement Center & African American Male Initiative at North Carolina Central University in Durham. While at North Carolina Central University, Dr. Heath also served as a case manager in the dean of students office and as a male achievement program coordinator in the Division of Student Affairs. Before that, he worked as a student support specialist and graduation coach for Communities in Schools.
Dr. Heath is a graduate of North Carolina Central University, where he majored in communications. He holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Wingate University in North Carolina. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from Fayetteville State University.