Joseph M. Green, Ph.D., dean of North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) University College has been named to the board of trustees for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The appointment was officially confirmed by the United States Senate on December 18, 2021, after a nomination by President Joe Biden on June 25, 2021.
Green’s 25-year career includes preparing first-generation, low-income and under-represented students for post-secondary education and graduate studies while also directing Federal TRiO programs at several universities nationwide, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marquette University, University of Central Florida, North Carolina A&T State University, Norfolk State University, Bowie State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He has also obtained more than $24 million in grants and special funding over his career.
“I am delighted and honored to have been chosen to serve on the Barry Goldwater Board of Trustees and I look forward to continuing the mission of the Goldwater Scholarship which has had a tremendous impact in supporting and assisting outstanding undergraduate researchers,” said Green.
Before joining NCCU, Green served as the executive director for Retention, Progression and Completion at UNCG. 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 created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to address issues facing underrepresented, first-generation, low-income and non-traditional students.
Green obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Bowie State University. He also earned a doctoral degree in political science, American government and public administration from Howard University.
The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation is one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the United States. The Goldwater foundation provides scholarships to second- and third-year college students pursuing research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. The Goldwater Foundation seeks to support exceptional students with the promise of becoming the Nation’s next generation of leaders in research and education.