John T. Wolfe Jr., Appointed
Associate Vice Chancellor for AcademicAffairs
ADELPHI, Md. (November 10, 2005) - John
T. Wolfe Jr. has been appointed associate vice chancellor for academic affairs
at the University System of Maryland (USM).
His appointment is effective January 3, 2006.
The USM Office of
Academic Affairs provides leadership in academic planning and accountability,
academic policy, faculty and student affairs, research policy, articulation,
and the university system's role in the statewide K-16 initiative. As an
associate vice chancellor, Wolfe's primary responsibility will be to articulate
and promote the system's vision on diversity as outlined in the USM strategic
plan.The plan articulates USM's
commitment to meet the needs of the state's growing and increasingly diverse
student population, improve minority student retention and achievement, and
enhance faculty diversity.
Wolfe will also
serve as a primary point of contact on diversity issues on a national level and
within the university system.In
addition, he will help develop system academic policies and positions, develop
academic leadership among all faculty at USM, and coordinate workshops,
seminars, and other system-sponsored programs.
"John is exactly
the person we hoped to find. His
expertise and experience will benefit all of us, said Irwin Goldstein, USM
vice chancellor for academic affairs. "We are very fortunate and delighted to
welcome him to the University System of Maryland"
Wolfe has a
longstanding commitment to higher education. Currently, he is an associate vice chancellor for faculty affairs in the
University System of Georgia. He has
served in that capacity since 1997. His previous positions include president,
Savannah State University; executive director, National Rainbow Coalition;
president, Kentucky State University; and provost and vice president of
academic affairs, Bowie State University (one of USM's 11 degree-granting
institutions). He also has served in various senior administrative positions at
Fayetteville State University; taught courses in
African-American poetry and English at both the high-school and university
level; and served for two years as a professor of linguistics and composition
in Liberia, WestAfrica.
Wolfe was awarded his Ph.D. in linguistics from Purdue University ,
where he also received his M.S. in English Education. He graduated with a B.Ed. in English Education
from Chicago State University.