Tia Minnis Named Provost at Virginia State University

Tia Minnis has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at historically Black Virginia State University. She has served as interim provost for the past year.

Dr. Minnis joined the administration at Virginia State University in 2017 as associate vice provost for academic affairs and executive director for institutional effectiveness. She was promoted to vice provost for academic success, planning, and institutional effectiveness four years later. Prior to her tenure with Virginia State University, she held numerous leadership roles with Clark Atlanta University including executive director of assessment and effectiveness. She previously held positions with Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia.

Dr. Minnis completed her undergraduate education at historically Black Savannah State University in Georgia where she studied business and computer information systems. She holds an MBA and a master’s degree in technology from Georgia Southern University, as well as a doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University.

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