North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has appointed Joseph Michael Green, Ph.D., as dean of University College.
Green will be responsible for ensuring that first-year, second-year and transfer students are provided a quality, comprehensive experience that supports student learning and leads to academic success. His areas of responsibility will include academic advising, supplemental and developmental learning, academic support for student-athletes, and overall student academic achievement. He also will direct University College faculty and staff in developing and implementing courses, workshops and services.
Most recently, Green worked at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where he was the executive director for Retention, Progression, and Completion. He also served as a graduate faculty member, head of the UNCG Student Success Center and as director of the university’s Frontier Set Initiative, a partnership of 31 public and private colleges and universities created by the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation to address issues facing underrepresented, first-generation, low-income and non-traditional students.
Prior to arriving at UNCG, Green was executive director for the nationally-recognized Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.
Green received his undergraduate degree at Bowie State and his master’s in psychology at the University of South Dakota. He was awarded a Ph.D. in political science and public administration from Howard University in 2002.
He has devoted much of his career to preparing disadvantaged and underrepresented students for post-secondary education and graduate studies and has been awarded more than $12 million in grants and special project funding.
He created and produced the documentary film “Answering the Call for Justice,” which chronicles establishment of the federal TRIO programs by Congress and the programs’ efforts to prepare underserved students for higher education. Green was director of the Office of Federal TRIO Programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2005 to 2010 before serving as director of Educational Opportunity Programs at Marquette University from 2010-2016.
“As student success is paramount to our mission, I am excited that Dr. Green’s extensive work in this area lends to elevating University College as a place where our first-and second-year students thrive,” said Monica T. Leach, Ed.D., senior associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs.