June 11, 2004

BSU Announces New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Bowie, Maryland - Bowie State University has named Dr. Patricia Pierce Ramsey as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Since January 2000, Dr. Ramsey has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina where she implemented both the University's first Master of Science Degree program and an honors program. She was also instrumental in integrating technology into instruction, implementing web-based registration and establishing the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. As a result, Shaw University was awarded 9.3 million dollars in grants and contracts within the first two years of operation, featured in the Raleigh news media for its health disparities research and won a national quiz bowl championship during the initial year of the honors program. Prior to joining Shaw University, she served as Associate Vice President for Development and Associate Professor at Norfolk State University.

Dr. Ramsey feels strongly that her twenty accomplished years in higher education that span public and private, historically black and majority institutions, have provided her with a diversity of experiences that will enable her to bring a broad spectrum of ideas and potential administrative strategies to the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bowie State University.

Dr. Ramsey holds a B.S. in biology education from Norfolk State University, a M.S. in Botany from Howard University, a M.A. in biology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in biology from Georgetown University.

Dr. Ramsey will assume her post effective July 1, 2004.



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