Dr. Stevie L. Lawrence II is joining the Southern Regional Education Board this week as vice president for postsecondary education.
This is the second major hire at SREB recently. Last month, Dr. John Michael Lee was appointed vice president for development, policy analysis.
In this role, Lawrence will lead SREB’s postsecondary programs, such as the Academic Common Market, Doctoral Scholars Program, education data services and state authorization reciprocity agreements, according to SREB officials. He will also be charged with developing additional initiatives to support postsecondary state offices and institutions.
“I am excited to serve in this capacity at SREB, leading and developing postsecondary programs and initiatives,” said Lawrence. “I look forward to creating strategic partnerships and efforts that will increase equity and access for higher education throughout the region.”
Lawrence most recently worked at Fort Valley State University, where he served as founding dean of the University College and previously led student affairs and enrollment management. He has also held positions at the University of North Carolina system, Shaw University, Virginia Union University and Halifax Community College.
“Dr. Lawrence is an accomplished, energetic, passionate administrator,” said SREB President Dr. Stephen L. Pruitt. “He has an abiding commitment to student success that will continue to drive his work on behalf of SREB higher ed agencies, colleges and universities, and students.”