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Lisa Guion named assistant dean

March 22, 2010
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Dr. Lisa Guion has been named assistant dean for diversity, outreach and engagement in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Lisa Guion, a professor of Agricultural and Extension Education at North Carolina State University, has been named assistant dean for diversity, outreach and engagement in N.C. State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Guion has served as assistant dean for diversity in an interim capacity since 2008. As assistant dean for diversity, outreach and engagement, she will provide overall leadership and coordination for all diversity efforts of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She will direct a diversity initiative that entails the design, implementation and evaluation of programs, projects and activities to enhance the overall organizational climate and increase diversity among students, faculty and staff. The initiative also includes an outreach component, which involves collaborations designed to achieve strategic goals with external organizations such as K-12 schools, other colleges and universities and community groups.

She is already leading an effort, begun as interim assistant dean for diversity, to develop, implement and evaluate a strategic plan for diversity. In addition, Guion chairs the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity Council, which consists of administrators and faculty within the college who assist in formulating and implementing diversity plans.

Guion holds four degrees from North Carolina State University, a doctorate in Adult and Community College Education, a master's in public administration, and two bachelor's degrees, in business management and speech communication.

A member of the N.C. State faculty on two occasions, Guion was a North Carolina Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist at N.C. State from 1996 to 2000. She then joined the University of Florida faculty in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences from 2000 to 2006, returning to N.C. State and the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education in 2006.

Guion has published extensively in leading journals in her field. She has also secured nearly $2 million in external funding to support her programs. She has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences and has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses.

Guion has been the recipient of a number of awards during her career. Among these are the 2005 Outstanding Specialist of the Year Award given by the Florida Association of Family and Consumer Science Agents and the 2004 Outstanding Specialist Award given by the Florida Association of Extension 4-H Agents. She also was honored as national winner of the 2004 Mary W. Wells Diversity Award given by the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Written by:
Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or dave_caldwell@ncsu.edu

Posted by Dave at March 22, 2010 02:33 PM