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FAMU Appoints Interim Dean in College of Education

August 27, 2012

— Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson has appointed Patricia A. Green-Powell as the interim dean in the FAMU College of Education.

Robinson said the administrative change is in the “best interest of the college and university.”

Genniver Bell, former dean, has been assigned new duties and responsibilities as a full professor within the College of Education.

“I take on this assignment with a high level of commitment to the task,” said Green-Powell.  “We will work on implementing the action plan we have outlined for the College of Education. As a college, we are focused and ready to do our best to prepare our students to be leaders in their field.”

Green-Powell has served as associate dean for Student Services.  She has provided leadership and management to the Center for Academic Success, Office of Student Teaching, and Field/Clinical experiences and the Title III Grant program.  She also serves as a member of the Dean of College of Education Leadership Team.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from FAMU, a master’s degree and Ph.D. in educational administration/leadership from Florida State University (FSU).

She began her career in 1973 as a speech and hearing therapist with the Health and Rehabilitative Services at Sunland Training Center.  In 1978, she served as an educational consultant for the Department of Education Adult and Community Education Unit and became a program director in 1982.   In 1990, she became the director of the Teacher Education Center in the College of Education at FSU.   In 1993, Green-Powell was appointed director of the Florida Adult Literacy Resource Center at FSU.

She commenced her career at FAMU in 1994 as the director of Student Services for the School of Business and Industry. In 1997, she became the vice president for Student Affairs at Bainbridge College and returned to FAMU in 2003 as the vice president for Student Affairs.  She began her tenure in the College of Education in 2005.

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