Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education

Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education

1960s

  • 1965 Department of Adult Education established
  • 1967 Additional female full professors

    The fourth and fifth female full professors are appointed. Hedwig Hirschmann Triantaphyllou became a full professor of Plant Pathology and Emily Quinn Pugh became a full professor of Adult Education.

  • DefaultDr. Emily Quinn portrait

1970s

  • 1970 Department of Adult and Community College Education

    The Department of Adult Education is renamed the Department of Adult and Community College Education.

  • 1978 Adult and Community College Education History

    Bertie Edwards Fearing wrote A History of the Department of Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University: A Need, a Response, and a Model. A print edition exists in the library.

1990s

  • 1996 June St. Clair Atkinson awarded doctorate

    June Atkinson was awarded an Doctor of Education degree. She later became the first woman to serve as North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction.

  • 1998 Carl Harris awarded doctorate

    Carl Harris was awarded a Doctor of Education degree. He later became the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of education for policy and strategic initiatives.

2000s

  • 2006 Department of Adult and Higher Education

    The Department of Adult and Community College Education is renamed the Department of Adult and Higher Education.