Dr. Joyce Blackwell, senior associate provost of Bennett College, will serve as president of the Association of Chief Academic Officers of the Southern States (ACAOSS) for the 2013 term.
Blackwell was elected at the organization’s annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. She succeeded Dr. Allayne Barrilleaux, vice president for Academic Affairs at Nicholls State University in Louisiana.
[pullquote]I look forward to working with chief academic officers from other institutions…[/pullquote]In her new role, Blackwell is charged with, among other things, providing expertise on current academic issues, strengthening the network of chief academic officers, and planning the 2013 annual meeting to be held in Atlanta.
The Association of Chief Academic Officers of the Southern States consists of provosts and vice presidents for Academic Affairs from more than 800 public and private, comprehensive and research universities in 11 southern states and Latin America.
“I look forward to working with chief academic officers from other institutions,” she said, “It also provides a great opportunity for Bennett College to network and partner with other institutions which have similar goals and missions.”
Blackwell was appointed to her current position at Bennett in July 2012. Prior to her arrival in Greensboro, she had served as vice president for Academic Affairs at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh. She has also held the positions of dean, department chair and tenured professor of History.
A noted author, she penned “No Peace Without Freedom: Race and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1975” in 2004 and has authored several articles on African-American women’s peace activism. Blackwell continues to serve as a reviewer for the Journal of American History.