Secretary, Dr. Joan F. Lorden
Provost & Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Lorden is the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she provides leadership for seven colleges, research institutes, and a university-wide graduate school. She also currently serves as the principal investigator for an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant, designed to increase the recruitment and retention of women faculty in science and engineering. She is a member of the Howard University Specialized Neuroscience Research Program Advisory Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Research Institute and the Institute for Social Capital. She is active in community organizations, serving on the boards of several local organizations, including the Blumenthal Centerfor the Performing Arts and the Echo Foundation. She has served as a member of the Charlotte Advisory Board for the Knight Foundation. Dr. Lorden received a B.A. from the City College of New York and a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University.