Dr. Michael Forster

Say it ain’t so, Joe!

College of Science and Technology dean Joe Whitehead broke the news to colleagues yesterday that he’s shortly assuming the provost’s position at North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, the largest publicly funded historically black college in the state.

Way to go, Joe!  A loss to Southern Miss (the point of my not-serious headline), to be sure.   Four-plus years ago, I chaired the CoST dean’s search committee that recommended Dr. Whitehead for the job following Dean Rex Gandy’s departure (for a provost’s job in Texas!), so I know something of the challenges involved in managing such a complex, sprawling, and diverse array of programs, with responsibility, further, for leading the bulk of the university’s research activities.

Dr. Whitehead will not be easy to replace.  Best of luck, Joe.

Dr. Michael Forster
Dr. Michael Forster

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