Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) Places Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Literacy at North Carolina A&T State University

(December 2023, WEST HARTFORD, CT) Following a national search, Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES), a leading higher education focused executive search firm, is pleased to announce the successful placement of Gretchen Robinson the role as the Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Literacy at North Carolina A&T State University.

Gretchen Robinson joins North Carolina A&T with 15 years of experience in higher education. Dr. Robinson has held integral leadership roles throughout her tenure, including Chair of the Department of Inclusive Education, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership & Specialties, and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. Prior to joining higher education, Dr. Robinson served the North Carolina public school system for 10 years. She is a pioneer in providing literacy education and expertise for students and teachers throughout the state. Dr. Robinson holds a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and an M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Western Carolina University.

An 1890 Land Grant University, North Carolina A&T State University enjoys a long-standing national reputation in learning, discovery, and engagement. With a student body in excess of 12,500 and approximately 500 faculty, North Carolina A&T offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through nine colleges. North Carolina A&T State University offers over 90 degree programs at the bachelor, master’s and doctoral levels. The University is one of the sixteen constituent units of the University of North Carolina (UNC) and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The strategic vision focuses the University on interdisciplinary scholarly activities in a learner-centered environment.

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