HBCU Dean of Engineering appointed Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Tuskegee – US Black Engineer


Tuskegee University has announced the appointment of S. Keith Hargrove, Ph.D., as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs effective January 1, 2022. Currently, Dr. Hargrove is Dean of the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University.



As Rector and Academic Director of Tuskegee, he will be responsible for implementing the university’s five-year strategic plan, supporting the faculty, promoting the continued growth of research activities and ensuring a rich student experience.

“I am deeply honored and honored to return to Tuskegee University and take on this leadership role that impacts academic programs, faculty support, and student engagement for success beyond. their academic experience, “said Dr Hargrove in a Press release. He was previously Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering, Architecture & Physical Sciences, Tuskegee.

As dean of the State of Tennessee College of Engineering, Hargrove increased enrollment, research funding, and implemented college programs to prepare students for industry, government, study, and college. abroad and entrepreneurship. In 2017, the college was recognized as the “Best STEM HBCU Program” by HBCU Digest.

Hargrove has conducted research projects with Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky Aircraft, Boeing, NASA, National Science Foundation (NSF), Navy and Army, in the areas of systems engineering, design, virtual and augmented reality, advanced manufacturing and engineering education for minorities. He has attracted more than $ 14 million in external funding and is the founding director of the Tennessee State Institute for Interdisciplinary Engineering Research, a group of laboratories funded by grants and external contracts.

Hargrove is recognized as the first GEM scholar to earn a doctorate. He is an advocate for mentoring full and minority faculty throughout their academic careers, and co-editor and contributor of “Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty,” published by Academic Press (Elsevier), and author from “In Search of Academic Leadership: A Guide for Faculty Development.”



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