Office of the Provost
ATLANTA—Lisa Armistead, associate provost for graduate programs at Georgia State University, has been appointed the inaugural dean of the university’s Graduate School, established as part of strategic efforts to expand and strengthen graduate and professional programs at the institution.
Armistead has led the university’s graduate program initiatives since 2014.
The school will coordinate university-level policies related to graduate education. It will work to increase the number and quality of graduate students, enhance professional development opportunities for graduate students, boost financial support for graduate education and collaborate with the university’s colleges and schools to strengthen interdisciplinary academic programs.
“The work by Dr. Armistead and her team is essential to Georgia State’s strategic goal of significantly strengthening and growing the base of distinctive graduate and professional programs that assure development of the next generation of researchers and societal leaders,” said interim provost Wendy Hensel. “President Becker and I are excited to have Dr. Armistead serve in this role, and I know that she will provide outstanding leadership.”
“The outstanding scholarship occurring across campus combines with our location in Atlanta to offer exceptional opportunities for current and future students,” Armistead said. “Our new Graduate School positions us well to help students make the most of these opportunities, and I am thrilled to be a part of that effort.”
Growing and strengthening graduate and professional programs is part of the university’s 2011-16/21 strategic plan, which has set the university’s trajectory for innovation in student success, graduate and professional programs, research, addressing the issues of modern cities and internationalization.
For more about graduate programs at Georgia State, visit https://graduate.gsu.edu.