PEDLS Lesia L. Crumpton-Young — Lecture

Event Date: February 24, 2022
Speaker: Lesia Crumpton-Young, President, Texas Southern University and Glen Austin Jr., Executive Director of Government and Community Relations, Texas Southern University
Time: 12:45-1:45 PM EST
Location: Zoom Meeting. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom Meeting link.
Contact Name: Maria Longoria-Littleton
Contact Phone: +1 765 49-40015
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School or Program: College of Engineering
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Higher Education: A Catalyst for Societal Change


Historically, there have been instances where students, faculty, staff, alumni and administrators in Higher Education have been instrumental in initiating change. This discussion will explore why it is imperative that members of Higher Education step forward once again to lead societal change.

Hosted by College of Engineering and School of Engineering Education


Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, President of Texas Southern University. Dr. Crumpton-Young received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University where she was the first African American female to receive a Ph.D. in engineering. Previously, Dr. Crumpton-Young held the positions of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Morgan State University; Vice President for Research and Institutional Advancement at Tennessee State University; Program Director at the National Science Foundation; Associate Provost at Texas A&M University; Associate Dean of Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU); Professor and Department Head of the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Department at the UCF; and Department Chairman position at UCF.

Dr. Crumpton-Young is an experienced, innovative, and accomplished leader with a firm understanding of higher education who has strategically positioned institutions by implementing transformative initiatives and working collectively to achieve unprecedented success at an accelerated pace. Dr. Crumpton-Young is an active researcher in modeling Human Systems under Dynamic conditions and the recipient of the US Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) with more than 150 scholarly publications to date.

12:45-1:45 PM (EST) – Participation in the PEDLS Lecture (45 min. lecture/15 min Q&A)

1:45-1:50 PM (EST) - Break

1:50-2:50 PM (EST) - PEDLS Panel Session (45 min. discussion/15 min Q&A)