Dr. Lisa Guion has been named assistant dean for diversity, outreach and engagement in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Guion, professor of agricultural and extension education, has served as assistant dean for diversity in an interim capacity since 2008. In that role, she began a strategic plan for diversity.
Guion, chair of the CALS Diversity Council, will lead and coordinate the college’s diversity efforts, including an initiative to design, implement and evaluate programs, projects and activities to enhance the overall organizational climate and increase diversity among students, faculty and staff. The initiative includes an outreach component that involves collaborating with K-12 schools, other colleges and universities, and community groups. She holds four degrees from NC State: a doctorate in adult and community college education, a master’s in public administration, and bachelor’s degrees in business management and speech communication.