Dr. Kerri Steele and Deborah Williams

 

Provost Carney Names Deans of College of Business and Social Sciences and College of Professional Studies

7/1/2022
Provost Carney Names Deans of College of Business and Social Sciences
and College of Professional Studies
 
West Virginia State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. J. Paige Carney has named Deborah Williams as Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences and Dr. Kerri Steele as Dean of the College of Professional Studies effective Friday, July 1.

"Debbie Williams and Dr. Kerri Steele have been invaluable to the growth and success of the academic programs we offer at West Virginia State University. I look forward to working with them in their new roles where I know they will be advocates for both the students and faculty they serve," Carney said.

Deborah WilliamsWilliams has previously served as Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences, and Chair of the Business and Economics Department. She has been with WVSU since 2005.

Prior to joining WVSU, Williams worked as a lecturer at West Virginia University from 1992-1997, and as the assistant comptroller at Monongahela Power Company from 1983-1992. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from WVU, and a master’s degree in professional accountancy from WVU. She has been a certified public accountant since 1985.
 
´╗┐Williams is a member of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia Council of Accounting Educators, the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, and the HBCU Deans’ Council.

Dr. Kerri SteeleSteele previously served as Chair of the Department of Social Work in the College of Professional Studies.

She has been with WVSU since 2013 and is active in campus service. Her professional service includes serving as the 1st Vice President for the National Association of Social Workers West Virginia Chapter (NASW-WV) Board of Directors, and the secretary for the Community Autism Resources and Educational Systems (CARES) Board of Directors. 
 
Steele earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Concord University, a master's of social work from Tulane University, and a doctorate in social work from the University of Georgia.
 
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