Dr. Sadie Gregory Appointed Interim President of Coppin State University
Dr. Sadie Gregory
ADELPHI, Md. (April 19, 2007) - William E. Kirwan,
chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), has announced the
appointment of Dr. Sadie Gregory, provost and vice president of academic affairs
at Coppin State University (CSU), as CSU's interim president, effective June 6,
Dr. Stanley F. Battle, Coppin's
outgoing president, will step down after four years at CSU to become
chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University as of June 5, 2007. The
university's presidential search committee expects to complete its nationwide
search for his successor by fall 2007.
"I am pleased
that Dr. Gregory has accepted this appointment," said Chancellor Kirwan. "The
Board of Regents and I have great confidence in her ability to lead CSU during
this transitional period."
Gregory has served
as CSU's provost and vice president of academic affairs since May 2004. Prior
to joining CSU, she served as the interim vice president of academic affairs at
the Richmond School of Health and Technology. Previously, she was assistant
dean of student affairs and, later, dean of Virginia State University's School
of Business. Gregory holds a Ph.D. in economics from Howard University, an M.A.
in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a B.S. in economics
from Virginia State University.
University is a historically black, four-year liberal arts university offering
23 undergraduate majors and 10 graduate-degree majors. A fully accredited
urban, residential campus, the university serves students from around the world
while focusing on the problems, needs, and aspirations of Baltimore City residents.
CSU has received numerous recognitions for excellence in information technology,
including Campus Technology
magazine's "101 Best Practices" for
its laptop program for students in need and the U.S. News & World Report list of the top 50 colleges and
universities nationwide with absolute wireless capability.
Contact: John Buettner