Shaw University Names Dr. Gaddis Faulcon Acting President
January 2, 2014 - Shaw University’s Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Joseph
N. Bell announced today the appointment of Dr. Gaddis Faulcon as Acting
President of Shaw University. The appointment was made during a meeting of the
Board of Trustees Executive Committee on December 30, 2013. Dr. Dorothy Cowser
Yancy, who previously served as Shaw’s president, retired on December 31st. Dr.
Faulcon’s appointment began January 1, 2014 and will continue until the
national search for a permanent president is completed. The Acting President is
not eligible to apply for the permanent presidency.
"Dr. Faulcon has a proven record of excellence in
higher education and has been committed to our students, faculty and staff for
more than 15 years," said Dr. Bell. "We are confident that the University will
continue to flourish and advance under his leadership."
Prior to Dr. Faulcon accepting the appointment of
Acting President, he served as Dean of Shaw’s College of Graduate and
Professional Studies and as an Associate Professor of Public Administration.
His career in academia spans more than 25 years with both teaching and
administrative positions, including serving as the Vice President for Student Affairs
at Saint Augustine’s College and as the Acting Executive Director for
Northeastern North Carolina Tomorrow, Inc. at Elizabeth City State University.
In 1998, Dr. Faulcon joined the faculty at Shaw as an assistant professor in
the Department of Allied Health Professions. He received a Bachelor of Science
degree from Saint Augustine’s College and two degrees from North Carolina State
University: a Master of Recreation Resources and Public Administration and a
Doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Administration.
am deeply committed to the mission and well-being of Shaw University, said
Faulcon and I am dedicated to moving it forward during this period of