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Former IU Kokomo Leader Lands in Tennessee

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Former Indiana University Kokomo Chancellor Michael Harris has a new job. He has been named dean of the College of Public Service and Urban Affairs at Tennessee State University. Harris resigned from the IU Kokomo post last year.

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May 20, 2013

News Release

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – After nation-wide searches to fill key positions, and as part of her reorganization effort, the President of Tennessee State University, Dr. Glenda Glover, has announced several new appointments at the University.

They are:

Dr. Mark Hardy, Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Hardy served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology at Jackson State University. He also served as Dean of the College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology at JSU.

Dr. Gloria Johnson, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Johnson currently serves as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts here at TSU.

Michael Harris, Dean of the College of Public Service and Urban Affairs. Dr. Harris served as Chancellor and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Business and Education at Indiana University Kokomo. He also served as Senior Fellow of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Dr. Millicent Lownes-Jackson,Dean of the College of Business. Dr. Jackson currently serves as Interim Provost and Executive Vice President here at TSU. She also served as Associate Dean of the College of Business.

Dr. Alisa Mosley,Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Mosley previously served as Executive Director for Academic Quality, Director for the Center for University Scholars, as well as Associate Professor of Management at Jackson State University.

Other organizational changes also announced Thursday include the appointment of Dr. Murle Kenerson as Interim Dean of Libraries. Dr. Kenerson currently serves as Director of Administrative and User Services here at TSU. He will serve as interim dean after the retirement next month of Dr. Yildiz Binkley, Dean of Libraries and Media Centers.

Also appointed is Dr. Stephanie Bailey as Director of Public Health Initiatives. Dr. Bailey currently serves as Interim Dean of the College of Public Service and Urban Affairs. In her new position, she will develop a comprehensive unit that will ensure the University’s consistent achievement of internal and external goals for public health and related services to the TSU community.

The announcement is the result of works done by seven search committees appointed by Dr. Glover earlier this year to recommend candidates to fill key positions in the management of Tennessee State University.

“Each search committee performed its responsibilities in a highly productive, open, and efficient manner,” Dr. Glover said in congratulating the committee members.

They were tasked with reviewing the job descriptions, postings and advertisements; developing and implementing a score-card matrix; reviewing applications; conducting interviews; and making recommendations of two to three candidates to the President (for each position) for approval.

The newly appointed officials will join TSU on or before July 1, 2013.


About Tennessee State University

With nearly 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university and is a comprehensive, urban, coeducational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to u.s. news and world report, and rated as one of the top Universities in the country by washington monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912 Tennessee State University celebrates 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu.

Source: Tennessee State University

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