Dean of the Graduate School

Published: March 20th, 2007

Category: Memos

Janie M. Fouke, Provost

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Henry Frierson, Professor of Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation and Director of the Research Education Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to serve as Dean of the Graduate School effective May 1, 2007.

Dr. Frierson hopes to promote an education program for UF undergraduates to encourage more to go to graduate school, including summer research programs for students who are good prospects for graduate study.

He also believes in a strong focus on many graduate program disciplines and a strong effort to attract well-prepared international students are key to a successful enterprise.

An avid supporter of increasing the number of underrepresented minority doctoral students, Dr. Frierson played an integral part in developing outreach and support programs that have made UNC a national leader in minority graduate enrollment.

In recognition of his contributions to graduate education, Dr. Frierson received the Graduate School Dean’s Award in April 2006. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Wayne State University, his M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Frierson to his new position.

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