LaVonda N. Reed Named Dean of the College of Law Effective July 1
From Provost Wendy Hensel: I am pleased to announce the selection of LaVonda N. Reed, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Law at Syracuse University, as the next permanent dean of the College of Law at Georgia State, effective July 1.
In her current role, Associate Provost Reed is responsible for the oversight of a wide range of areas involving more than 1,700 full-time and part-time faculty, new faculty orientation, research and administrative leaves, promotion and tenure review, policy development and enforcement, awards, honorary degrees and emeritus recommendations, among other duties.
She created two faculty-focused university-level centers, one dedicated to teaching and learning, and the other to faculty leadership and professional development. Associate Provost Reed’s experience with initiatives to diversify the professoriate in recruitment and retention will prove invaluable as Georgia State moves forward with ambitious initiatives in this area. She has led many committees and work groups and has served as a member of numerous other university committees, including Syracuse’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.