Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Experienced administrators take reins of FAMU Education, Journalism, and Pharmacy schools

On Monday, three experienced administrators became the new heads of several Florida A&M University schools.

Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D., is the new interim dean of the College of Education (COE). Green-Powell previously served as the interim dean of the college from 2012 to 2015. She also held the positions of associate for student affairs in the COE and interim vice president of the Brooksville Agricultural Environmental Research Station.

Green-Powell additionally served as FAMU’s vice-president for student affairs from 2003 to 2005. Before that appointment, she was the vice-president for student affairs at Bainbridge College, director of student services at South Carolina State University, and director of student services at the FAMU School of Business and Industry.

Dhyana Ziegler, Ph.D., DCJ, has stepped into the office of interim dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC). She joined the FAMU faculty in 1997 as the Garth Reeves Eminent Scholar in the SJGC. She later held several administrative positions at FAMU including assistant vice president for academic affairs and instructional technology, acting vice president for Research, and acting director for the Office of International Education and Development.

Lastly, Seth Ablordeppey, Ph.D., was named the interim dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He previously held that same office at FAMU from 2011 to 2012. Before that appointment, he was the director of the Basic Sciences Division within the college.

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