Two High-Level Administrators Transitioning Back to the Classroom

clarkNancy Clark, the Roger Hadfield Ogden Dean of the Honors College at Louisiana State University, has announced that she will step down as dean at the end of the academic year. She has served as dean for 10 years and now will return to teaching.

Before she became dean at LSU, Dr. Clark was a professor of history and director of the honors program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She is the author of the books: Manufacturing Apartheid: State Corporations in South Africa (Yale University Press) and South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid (Pearson) and the co-author of Africa and the West (Oxford University Press).

Dr. Clark earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles. She holds a Ph.D. in African history from Yale University.

Thomas-Smith moves to classroom mainE. Joahanne Thomas-Smith, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, has announced that she will step down from these posts on August 31, 2014. She will continue on at the university in a teaching role and as the institutional accreditation officer. Her career at Prairie View A&M has spanned four decades and she has served as provost since 1996.

Dr. Thomas-Smith is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama. She holds a master’s degree in educational administration from New Mexico Highlands University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Washington State University.

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