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UW-Madison alum Joseph named president of Georgia Gwinnett College

April 25, 2019

UW-Madison alumna Jann Luciana Joseph was recently named president of Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville. 

Joseph currently serves as interim chancellor of Indiana University–South Bend. She was the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at IU–South bend before she was asked to step into her current interim position.

Joseph earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1998.

Joseph has also previously served as dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University. In addition, she has held various roles at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, including associate dean for professional development and administration in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, program coordinator for an integrated science education program, and faculty member in the department of biology.

Georgia Gwinnett College is a public institution that enrolls more than 12,000 students. African Americans make up nearly one-third of the student body.

Joseph will assume her new duties on July 1, 2019.

“I want to thank the Board of Regents, Chancellor Wrigley, and the search committee for their confidence in me to be the next president of Georgia Gwinnett College,” said Joseph in a news release. “I feel like I belong at GGC and my experience and leadership skills are a perfect fit. I look forward to getting to know the campus and community as we work together to help our students on the path to lifelong learning.”

She also holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a master’s degree in plant science, both from the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad, and Tobago.