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NCCU Appoints Associate Vice Chancellor

Dr. Yolanda Banks Anderson

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has appointed Dr. Yolanda Banks Anderson, as associate vice chancellor for Faculty Development/Resources in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Anderson served an interim role for the position from 2015 until her permanent appointment.

Anderson joined NCCU as an associate professor in 1996 and was promoted to full professor in 2010. She has served in the following faculty roles at NCCU: interim dean of the former College of Science and Technology (CST): assistant dean for Student Services and interim associate dean. Anderson has also served as chair of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences in CST and director of the Environmental Science Program in the former College of Arts and Sciences.

As a researcher, Anderson has received over $4.5 million in grants for research and training. She is co-PI on the “DREAM-STEM — Driving Research, Entrepreneurship, and Academics through Mastering STEM” Project funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition, she serves as the coordinator for development of an interdisciplinary STEM course for non-STEM majors on the CURE (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences) grant funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She is an institutional participant in the Preparing Critical Future Faculty (PCFF) Program funded by the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

Prior to joining the faculty of NCCU, Anderson was special assistant to the associate director for Health at the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), Office of Research and Development of the US Environmental Protection Agency (Research Triangle Park, NC).

Anderson holds a bachelor’s from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned an M.S. from Harvard University School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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