Interim deans named for Education, Graduate School

News from University Relations on three new appointments in Academic Affairs, two of which have significance for Aggie Research:

North Carolina A&T State University Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Linda Adams recently announced new interim appointments within the institution’s Division of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Dorothy Leflore has been appointed interim dean of the School of Education. She brings a wealth of experience to her new role, as a former administrator and professor in the School of Education at N.C. A&T. In addition to her faculty appointment, she served as chair of the department of curriculum and instruction for 13 years. Leflore has made significant contributions in the areas of student, faculty and program development. During her tenure at A&T, she has secured approximately $40 million in funded proposals. Additionally, she has published several books, book chapters, and articles in refereed journals and has presented at state and national conferences. Leflore earned her B.S. degree in business education from Mississippi Valley State University and obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in curriculum and instruction from the University of Oregon.

Dr. Lori Hunter has been appointed as interim associate vice chancellor of enrollment management. Her background includes serving as a senior administrator in higher education, a manager in the corporate sector and entrepreneur. Her most recent positions included: assistant dean of student services in the School of Technology at A&T; associate dean of continuing studies at Wesleyan University; and associate dean in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. Hunter has made contributions in the areas of academic support program and process development; and student recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation. Hunter obtained a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh an Ed.M. in higher education administration from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in higher education from Syracuse University.

Dr. Alan Letton has been appointed as interim associate vice chancellor for research/dean of the Graduate School. Letton is principal for Letton & McTier Associates, a consulting firm that focuses on research and product development. He has served as the senior vice president of research and engineering for Sealy Inc. and executive vice president for Polymerix Corporation. His previous academic experience includes serving as a professor of mechanical engineering and chemistry at Texas A&M University and dean of engineering of architecture and physical sciences at Tuskegee University. Additionally, he has served on many boards, founded several non-profit organizations and amassed a combination of over 100 articles, patents and book contributions throughout his career. Letton completed his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his doctorate in chemical engineering and polymer science & chemistry from the University of Cincinnati.

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