Dr. Samuel Adu-Mireku has been named the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fayetteville State University, Chancellor James A. Anderson announced on Thursday, June 22. The approval of this appointment by UNC President Margaret Spellings marks the culmination of a year-long, nationwide search conducted by a faculty committee that reviewed 37 applicants.
Serving as the Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences at FSU since February 2016, Dr. Adu-Mireku joined FSU in 2001 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. After serving as Department Chair, 2004-2009, Dr. Adu-Mireku also served as the Interim Director of the Office of Faculty Development, Chair of the Graduate Council, and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences.
Having earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana and his master’s and Ph.D. from Purdue University, Dr. Adu-Mireku worked as a department head at Tri-County Technical College and was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Methodist University before joining FSU.
As Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Adu-Mireku assumes responsibility for FSU’s largest academic unit, comprised of the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and ten academic departments that offer 30 degree programs and employ 180 faculty members.
“In more than fifteen years at FSU, Dr. Adu-Mireku has earned the respect of his colleagues as a very fair and effective leader and I am delighted that he will continue in the role on a permanent basis,” said Dr. Jon Young, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
“I am especially grateful to members of the Search Committee for their diligence in completing the search process,” Young added.
Dr. Adu-Mireku and his wife, Ama, reside in Fayetteville.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
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