Candidate Public Forum for Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs (Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young)

The Search Committee for the open Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs position invites you to attend the public presentation of the third candidate, Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young on Monday, March 25th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Morgan Business  Center auditorium. 


Following the public presentation, there will be a non-public scheduled meeting for Morgan's senior administrators and the candidate between from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Business School Board Room (412). 


About the Candidate

Dr. Crumpton-Young received the US Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from President Obama for her achievements in helping to diversify the STEM Workforce in our nation. During the span of her 25-year career in academia, she has been recognized for her transformational leadership skills and excellent record of working with teams to achieve unprecedented success at an accelerated pace.  Over the span of her academic career she has worked at Tennessee State University, The University of Central Florida, Texas A&M University, Mississippi State University, and The National Science Foundation. She is passionate about ensuring student academic, professional and personal success. She is a visionary who has worked successfully with faculty to create student-centric initiatives and restructure academic degree offerings, as well as insert curriculum and courses to enhance career marketability and vitality of graduates. She has worked to help secure millions of dollars in funding for research initiatives, corporate partnership endeavors, academic scholarships and new facilities.  Dr. Young is an exceptional leader who works collaboratively with elected officials, corporations, foundations, organizations, alumni and other key stakeholders.  She has led the creation of many innovative corporate partnership programs and research initiatives. 


Dr. Crumpton-Young received her BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University; where she holds the distinction of being the 1st African-American female to receive a Ph.D. in engineering and is currently completing an MBA degree. Dr. Young is an avid researcher and scholar who received the STEM Innovators award in 2017. As a researcher, she has served as Principal Investigator on numerous research projects and published numerous scholarly publications.  Her research has been externally supported by the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, NASA, and Department of Education; also, she has worked on many industrial research projects with sponsorship from companies such as UPS, IBM, Caterpillar, Intel, Garan Manufacturing, Southwest Airlines, and Lockheed Martin.


*Additional candidate background information available upon request.

Monday, March 25 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Morgan Business Center, Auditorium
4200 Hillen Road, Baltimore, MD 21218

Event Type

Discussions, Information Sessions


Faculty & Staff, Students




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Dean Mary Anne Akers

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