Addy named vice provost, graduate school dean

Cheryl Addy, the Arnold School of Public Health’s senior associate dean for academic affairs, has been named vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of South Carolina.

In the provost’s office, Addy will be responsible for oversight of faculty affairs and direction of faculty leadership development opportunities and grants programs along with serving as dean of the Graduate School.

“We are pleased to announce Dr. Addy as vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. She brings to our leadership team a combination of administrative experience and proven leadership along with a commitment to excellence,” Provost Joan Gabel says.

Addy has spent more than 20 years in major administrative roles at the Arnold School, and is currently responsible for faculty affairs, curriculum development, academic assessment, evaluation and accreditation, student affairs and general administration. She previously served as a professor and chair of the epidemiology and biostatistics department.

Over the past two years in the Arnold School, Addy initiated a schoolwide effort to enhance faculty mentoring and professional development activities, both internal programs and promotion of programs and resources such as the New Faculty Academy and various trainings offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Furman University and a master’s in biometry and a doctorate in biostatistics from Emory University.

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