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Prof. Clarenda Phillips '92 Named Morehead State's Interim Associate VP for Academic Affairs

July 16, 2012

Clarenda Phillips 010Clarenda M. Phillips, chair of the department of sociology, social work and criminology at Morehead State University and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim associate vice president for academic affairs at Morehead State.

"Dr. Phillips brings to the position a deep commitment to MSU and the respect of her colleagues," says Karla Hughes, provost. "She will bring high levels of energy, commitment and vision to this position.. She has not only established a strong record of teaching, scholarly productivity and professional service, but she has demonstrated effective leadership skills. She will bring high levels of energy, commitment and vision to this position."

A sociology major at DePauw, Phillips earned Ph.D. and M.A.East College shade xz degrees in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a senior research associate with Policy Studies Associates Inc. in Washington, D.C., before starting her career at MSU in 2000.

The professor spent the 2010-11 academic year as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was awarded a prestigious National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral fellowship for the 2003-04 academic year to conduct research with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Science.

"I am excited by this opportunity to serve MSU as interim associate vice president for academic affairs," Dr. Phillips states. "MSU’s commitment to student success has resulted in remarkable academic accomplishments. I look forward to helping MSU build on past successes and achieve its promise for the future."

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