Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Lisa Lang, Ph.D., has been appointed provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis.
In announcing Lang’s hiring, the private, Historically Black College & University (HBCU) affiliated with the United Church of Christ called her “a prominent advocate for student success and quality instruction.”
Lang spent over two decades of her more than 34-year-higher education career at FAMU. Among the management roles at FAMU, ahe served as director of the Center for Academic Advisement, Ph.D. Prep Program and associate director, Office of Engineering and Science Support.
Lang earned three degrees from FAMU – Bachelor of Science; Master of Applied Social Sciences; Master of Science. She earned a doctorate in human sciences from Florida State University in addition to a certifications in Management from the University of Kentucky and Harvard University.
Before heading to LeMoyne-Owen College, Lang served as the assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas, where she cultivated and maintained positive working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and communities and assisted with the development and implementation of academic and student support programs.
Lang is also a Review Panel member for the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she reviews proposals for Advanced Technological Education, and the Department of Education, where she reviews proposals for Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services (SSS). She has earned many awards and distinctions, including FAMU’s Superior Award, Leadership Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award. She has published and presented at numerous conferences.
FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., attended LeMoyne-Owen College before heading to Memphis State University, where he earned a bachelor’s in chemistry.