University Appoints Dr. Grant D. Venerable, II
Vice President for Academic Affairs
UNIVERSITY, PA Dr. Grant D. Venerable, II, provost
and vice president for Academic Affairs for Morris Brown
College in Atlanta, Ga., and who has many years of experience
as a chemist and college administrator, is the new vice
president for Academic Affairs for Lincoln University.
He started June 15, 2002.
Venerable is responsible for providing the leadership
for developing, planning, implementing and evaluating
the Universitys progress in accordance with Lincoln's
Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan. This includes working
with faculty committees and other bodies as well as setting
academic and budget standards to ensure that Lincolns
students benefit from the highest quality of instruction.
In addition, he is responsible for ensuring that faculty
and staff have access to ongoing professional development
the vice President for Academic Affairs is a member of
University President Ivory V. Nelsons Cabinet, and
works closely with the President to help attract external
funds, and advises the President on all academic matters.
He also represents the President at meetings and special
events, and before educational, governmental and accreditation
Saligrama C. SubbaRao, who had been serving as interim
vice president for Academic Affairs since 2000, has resumed
his position as a full professor of chemistry. Dr. SubbaRao
has taught at Lincoln since 1969 and has headed several
academic and administrative departments, including acting
vice president of Academic Affairs from 1989 to 1990.
resident of Tyrone, Ga., Dr. Venerable has gained nearly
40 years of extensive professional experience, including
as an award-winning scientist, corporate executive, prolific
writer and academic administrator. He is also a much sought-after
serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs
at Morris Brown College, Dr. Venerable assisted the president
in supervising 230 staff, 170 faculty members, and 3,000
students, and administering an annual budget of $36 million.
Dr. Venerable also served an 11-month stint at Morris
Brown as dean of the faculty, interim dean of the college,
and a professor-at-large of chemistry, technology and
civilization. Concurrently, he chaired the Council of
Chief Academic Officers for the Atlanta University Center
joining Morris Brown, Dr. Venerable served at several
other colleges and universities, including as associate
provost and associate vice president of academic affairs
at Chicago State University; professor of natural science
and African American studies, College of Ethnic Studies,
at San Francisco State University; adjunct professor of
information and technology in the Master of Business Administration
program at the California Institute of Integral Studies,
where he was adjunct professor of information and technology
in the M.B.A. program. He has also held teaching positions
in California at Laney College in Oakland, University
of California in Santa Cruz, California Polytechnic State
University in San Luis Obispo, California State University
in Los Angeles, and for the Duarte Unified School District
Venerable has considerable business experience. From 1992
to 1999, he was president and CEO of Ventek Software,
Inc., in Richmond, Calif. From 1982 to 1989, he was executive
vice president of Omnitrom Associates in San Rafael, Calif.,
as well as a partner in the Coral Group and Courtland
Group, a subsidiary of Omnitrom. He has also consulted
for several other California companies including Banks
Brown, Inc., in San Francisco.
to compiling his prestigious track record, Dr. Venerable
served as a United States Atomic Energy Commission postdoctoral
fellow at the UCLA School of Medicines nuclear medicine
laboratory. He was also a resident research associate
in the Radiation Chemistry Section of the Argonne National
Laboratory, near Chicago, Ill.
Venerable earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1970
and a master of science in chemistry in 1967 from the
University of Chicago. He received his bachelor of science
in chemistry from the University of California at Los
Angeles in 1965. He has published six books and nearly
a dozen academic articles, including four monographs.
He also has written an article for the San Francisco Examiner
and been published in the letters-to-the-editor section
of the Wall Street Journal.
honors and awards include the JGT Foundation National
Educational Leadership Award (1996); Step To College Distinguished
Teaching Award from San Francisco State University (1991);
California Alliance for Arts Education Outstanding Achievement
Award (1990); and the Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity
Molecular Art Appreciation Award (1984). In addition,
he received the National Endowment for the Humanities
Faculty Summer Fellowship through Michigan State University
(1978). In 1974, he was named a Danforth Associate for
the Danforth Foundation. From 1973 to 1976, he received
a $48,000 research grant from the California State University
Fund for Innovation.
in 1854, Lincoln University is a premier, Historically
Black University that combines the best elements of a
liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum
and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students
living in a highly technological and global society.
University is ranked first in Pennsylvania and second
in the nation in graduating African Americans with baccalaureate
degrees in the physical sciences. Lincoln is also the
only university in the Commonwealth and one of but 20
universities nationwide where 40 percent or more of its
physics graduates are women.
from April 18, 2002.