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WVU College of Education and Human Services dean to lead faculty development and support activities at Virginia Commonwealth University

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WVU's dean of the College of Education and Human Services is leaving for a senior provost position at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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West Virginia University’s dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Dr. Gypsy Denzine, has been appointed senior vice provost for faculty affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, effective Aug. 6. 

“Gypsy is a thoughtful, visionary educator and administrator who has been a tremendous asset to WVU, both as the leader of our College of Education and Human Services and as an advocate for our land grant mission,” said Joyce McConnell, provost and vice president for academic affairs.  “We are excited for her to have this exciting opportunity at VCU, where the campus community is gaining a wonderful leader and colleague.”

Since her appointment as dean of the College of Education and Human Services in 2013, Denzine has overseen the enhancement of several of the college’s programs and the addition of new innovative programs to meet West Virginia’s unique educational needs. Throughout her career, she has been credited with 70 refereed publications and more than $900,000 in grant funding, as well as serving as the president of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. 

McConnell anticipates that the university will name an interim dean in the next few weeks. 

The VCU announcement of Denzine’s appointment is available online.



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