wNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has named Dr. Miriam L. Wagner as the interim dean for the School of Education, effective July 1.

As interim dean, Wagner will serve as chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Education. This position reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

“I am delighted to work with Dr. Wagner as the interim dean of the School of Education. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge and is a proven leader at North Carolina A&T,” said Whitehead.

Wagner will be responsible for the overall administration of academic and research programs in the School. The position also includes oversight of student recruitment and retention, budgetary management, faculty development, evaluation and assessment of academic programs, and maintaining high academic and research standards of the School.

Wagner joined North Carolina A&T State University in 1992. In 2011, she was appointed chair of the department of human development and services where she supervised faculty and staff in the rehabilitation counseling, school counseling, mental health counseling, adult education and school administration. As chair, Wagner managed the implementation of the doctoral rehabilitation counseling program in 2013 and the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic in 2012.

Prior to her professorship at North Carolina A&T, Wagner served as director of counseling and assistant professor of psychology at Winston-Salem State University. She received a PhD in community counseling and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and master’s degrees in human resources and school counseling from N.C. A&T.