McEwen Appointed Provost at N.C. A&T

Dean-Beryl-McEwen.jpgGREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2018) – In a special called meeting last week, the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Beryl McEwen, Ph.D., to provost and executive vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

McEwen has served the university in a number of capacities for the past 22 years. Her most recent post was as interim provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, a position she has held since August. Prior to that, she served as dean of the College of Business and Economics, vice provost for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and professor and chairwoman of the Department of Business Education.

In her new permanent appointment as the chief academic officer, McEwen’s responsibilities include reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes in academic policies and programs. She leads an administrative staff of vice chancellors and associate vice chancellors who supervise a wide range of programs and initiatives that include admissions, financial aid, the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, the Center for Academic Excellence and more.

As dean for three years, McEwen managed a business college that serves more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students with departments in Accounting and Finance, Business Education, Economics, Management and Marketing, and Transportation and Supply Chain Management. It is one of only 700 such colleges globally to hold the prestigious AACSB International accreditation and one of only 200 to hold that accreditation for its Accounting program. Under her leadership, the college successfully reaffirmed its accreditation and launched both the MBA and MBA Online programs.

McEwen’s leadership in business education, strategic planning, academic accreditation and classroom teaching has been recognized by a long and growing list of awards from professional organizations, including the National Business Education Association and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Business Education Hall of Fame. Last year, she received an Outstanding Women in Business Award from the Triad Business Journal.

McEwen holds a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Technology, Jamaica, and a master’s degree and doctorate in business education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.