Ann Lampkin-Williams has been named interim dean of the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS). The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the two-year appointment Thursday, July 20.
She will continue to serve as special counsel to the chancellor for inclusion and strategic projects and as interim director for CEHHS’ Center for Disparity and Equity Solutions.
“Ann brings to this position a wealth of knowledge and a proven commitment to equity and inclusion. She has successfully served in a variety of interim roles during her time at the university, and worked productively with faculty, staff, students and administrators in a number of capacities across campus,” said Provost Kate Davy in an email to campus. “I am delighted Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams will serve CEHHS in this important leadership role at a critical juncture for the college.”
Lampkin-Williams is a specialist in policy, planning, administration and the use of technology in post-secondary education. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from the Indiana University School of Social Work and a Ph.D. from Clark Atlanta University.
As interim dean, Lampkin-Williams will partner with faculty and staff to develop a strategic plan and shared vision for the college moving forward.
“I am excited about the opportunity to serve in college leadership at this important time,” Lampkin-Williams said in an email to the college. “And, in partnership with [Interim Associate Dean] Stein [Brunvand], I am confident that we can work collaboratively with the entire faculty and staff to advance the strategic priorities of the college.”
Former CEHHS Dean Janine Janosky stepped down July 1 to pursue research opportunities outside the university.