Two Appointments Made in Division of Academic Affairs

Date: October 08, 2020

Dr. Samuel Adu-Mireku

Dr. Lee Brown, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Fayetteville State University (FSU), has announced two appointments within the division.

Dr. Samuel Adu-Mireku has been appointed Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Serving as the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at FSU since July 2019, Adu-Mireku joined FSU in 2001 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. After serving as Department Chair, 2004-2009, Adu-Mireku also served as the Interim Director of the Office of Faculty Development, Chair of the Graduate Council, Associate Dean, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Having earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Ghana and his master's and Ph.D. from Purdue University, Adu-Mireku worked as a department head at Tri-County Technical College. He was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Methodist University before joining FSU.

Adu-Mireku and his wife, Ama, reside in Fayetteville.

Dr. Sharon E. Williams

Dr. Sharon E. Williams has been appointed Interim Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Williams joined the faculty and staff of the then, Department of Social Work in 2011 serving as the Bachelor of Social Work Program Director.  After a brief period of retirement in 2016 she returned to Fayetteville State University as the Interim Associate Dean of the new School of Social Work in November of 2017, and Associate Dean the fall of 2018.

Williams' expertise is in the areas of program development, diversity in administration, evaluation, child welfare, and marriage and family therapy. Prior to becoming the Associate Dean of the School of Social Work at Fayetteville State University, her academic administrative experience includes the Bachelor of Social Work Program Director and Departmental Chairperson at Florida A&M University, Clinical Social Work Concentration Coordinator for Child Welfare at Kennesaw State University, and Associate Dean of the School of Social Work at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

She completed undergraduate studies at Albany State University, the Master of Social Work degree at Delaware State University, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social Work at the Florida State University, and the Post Doctorate at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

On a personal note she is an avid runner and marathoner. 

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