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Said Sewell named undergraduate studies dean Kent State University

Kent State University
January 30, 2012
Kent State University has named Dr. Said Sewell as its new dean of Undergraduate Studies. Sewell joins Kent State from Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Ga., where he has served as executive director of the Academic Success Center and associate professor of political science since December 2009. He will begin his position at Kent State on April 15, 2012. Sewell succeeds Dr. Gary Padak who retired in November 2010.

As dean of Undergraduate Studies, Sewell will administer and provide leadership for programs that are deemed central to undergraduate student success. This includes pre-college preparation, transition to college, academic advising, student retention issues and undecided/undeclared students. He will oversee the Exploratory Advising Center, Academic Success Center, Student Success Programs and Dual Enrollment/PSEOP, including academic advising and monitoring academic progress for exploratory majors.

“This year, I’ve asked the university community to focus on retention, persistence and timely graduation, and Dr. Sewell will be a key driver of this effort,” said Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. “Dr. Sewell will provide strategic leadership for developing and implementing universitywide programs to enhance student success and persistence.”

“I am most excited and humbled to be joining Kent State as its newest dean,” Sewell said. “Because Kent State is a great and highly ranked public university with a distinguished faculty, stellar staff, exceptional students, nationally known programs and dedicated administration, I could not resist joining this awesome team. I come to Kent State because I believe in the mission and vision of the university. I share the institution’s values toward education and its commitment to moving our students to higher heights. I am committed to leading the college in a very collaborative, energetic and strategic manner.”

Prior to working at Fort Valley State University, Sewell was an associate professor of political science and planning at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga., from 2000 to 2009. He was promoted to the rank of associate professor in his fourth year and tenured the following year. While there, he served as the interim chair of the department. Sewell, in addition, was the founding executive director of the Center for African American Males: Research, Success, and Leadership in Atlanta from 2004 to 2009. The center, which is the first of its kind is Georgia, has a mission of addressing the challenges faced by African-American men in the academy by focusing on three main areas: research, modeling and training, and programming.

He has taught in the public administration and political science department at Albany State University and Georgia Institute of Technology, in the social science department at Georgia Perimeter College and Dekalb College, and in the political science department at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College.

Sewell has authored several articles on faith-based initiatives, community and economic development, religion and politics, and juvenile issues. He is currently completing work on two forthcoming books titled “Empowering Black Male Students to Greatness” and “Let Us Make Man: A Conversation with Black Men on Saving Black Boys.” He is co-author of “Georgia State Politics” and the editor of two American Government readers: “Conflicting Democracy: A Critical Analysis of America’s Political Process” and “We the People: Reflections on American Politics.”
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