Dr. Kimberly D. Whitehead Named Associate Provost
Contact: Jack Bailey
June 27, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Kimberly D. Whitehead Named Associate Provost for West Virginia State
INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Dr. Kimberly D. Whitehead has been named Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for WVSU, effective July 1.
“Dr. Whitehead brings a wealth of academic knowledge and technical innovation to our programs,” said Provost R. Charles Byers. “As our new Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, she brings a skill set that will advance our administrative area.”
Whitehead comes to Institute from Rowan University where she served as the Associate Dean/Director of Academic Services for the University’s Camden, N.J., campus since 2010.
“I am truly honored to join the West Virginia State University family at this time in the history of the institution,” Whitehead said. “I am excited about the opportunity to work collaboratively with the stakeholders of this distinguished University as we prepare students to be leaders in the global economy.”
Earlier in her career, Whitehead worked as the Founding Director of the Honors Program and an Assistant Professor of Biology at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. She has also served as the Special Assistant to the Provost at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md.
Whitehead earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a pre-medical concentration from Norfolk State University and earned her doctorate degree in genetics from North Carolina State University.
After completing her studies at N.C. State, she won a National Cancer Institute Research Training Fellowship for postdoctoral training with the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis. She also completed postdoctoral training at Fayetteville State University with the Biomedical Research Training Program.
Whitehead is a native of Smithfield, Va.
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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