Morgan State University president David Wilson announced the newly appointed administration members for the Division of Academic Affairs on Wednesday via email.
Dr. was announced the university’s newest provost and senior vice president Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, and Dr. Patricia Williams Lessane was named associate vice president.
Young will relieve Dr. Anna McPhatter, who has served as Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for the division.
“The selection of these two highly accomplished leaders comes at an opportune time, as Morgan is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth and visibility,” said Wilson.
Lessane earned her bachelor’s degree from Fisk University, and also has a master’s degree from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her position as associate vice president will begin on May 1.
While Young will begin her position earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University. She is also noted as the first African-American female to receive a Ph.D. in engineering. Her position as Morgan’s associate vice president will begin on July 1, 2019.
“When we set out to add to an already dynamic University administration staff, we attracted two very impressive individuals…an experienced leader and renowned engineering scholar in Young and an accomplished academic and higher education executive in Lessane,” said Wilson.