FAMUâ€™s Dean Chanta Haywood is Appointed to Serve on U.S. Department of Education Board
FAMU's Dean Chanta Haywood is Appointed to Serve on U.S. Department of Education Board < Brand Newz
FAMU's Dean Chanta Haywood is Appointed to Serve on U.S. Department of Education Board
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Chanta Haywood, Ph.D., dean of Florida A&M University's (FAMU) School of Graduate Studies and Research, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Education's prestigious Jacob K. Javits Fellows Program Fellowship Board.
The Javits Board
establishes general policies for the graduate fellows program and oversees the operation of the program.
"I am thrilled that Secretary Duncan selected Dean Haywood and that FAMU is getting this kind of recognition on the national level," said FAMU Provost Cynthia Hughes Harris.
"I am confident that Dr. Haywood
would represent the University well on this Board
As a Javits Board member, Haywood will be engaging with key players responsible for the education of all Americans.
was chosen because of her
strong academic background and commitment to and understanding of graduate education on state and national levels.
experiences with graduate fellowship programs range from writing and managing millions of dollars in federal grants, reviewing proposals, and giving national and regional presentations and workshops on various issues facing graduate education.
"I am so honored to represent FAMU
and to serve our nation in this capacity," said Haywood
"My active involvement on this Board
will expose me to more ideas, trends, debates and issues facing graduate education on a national scene.
In addition to working hard to carry out the goals of the Javits
Program, I am looking forward to transferring the lessons I learn from this experience to enhancing graduate education, graduate student life and graduate research at FAMU
According to Cosette Ryan, the Javits Board's executive director, Haywood is the only person on this current nine-member Board who represents a historically black college or university.
Haywood was notified of her appointment by letter from the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.