Cheryl Dozier, assistant vice president for academic affairs for University of Georgia programs offered in Gwinnett, has been named associate provost for institutional diversity at UGA, effective July 1, pending approval by the University System Board of Regents.
“With her years of experience and professional training, Dr. Dozier is uniquely qualified to serve in this important position. I am delighted with her appointment, and I know she will contribute great creativity and energy in her new role,” says UGA President Michael F. Adams.
The appointment comes after a national search was conducted for the position. Maurice Daniels, dean of the School of Social Work, headed the search committee.
“Following the search, it was very evident that Dr. Dozier possesses the experience, expertise and commitment to provide leadership for the Office of Institutional Diversity,” says Provost Arnett C. Mace Jr.
“In addition, Dr. Dozier has an immense amount of knowledge of people and programs within this institution, as well as external constituents, that will help her be effective in further enhancing diversity at the University of Georgia.”
The Office of Institutional Diversity, located in the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building, has been headed on an interim basis since last fall by Art Dunning, vice president for public service and outreach, with day-to-day operations supervised by Matt Winston, assistant to the president.
Dozier, in addition to her administrative responsibilities with UGA at Gwinnett, is a tenured faculty member in the School of Social Work and an affiliate faculty member with UGA’s African Studies Institute. She has directed UGA’s study-abroad program in Ghana since 2002 and also is a faculty researcher with UGA’s Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies and Research.