Dr. Kathie Stromile Golden was recently appointed as the associate vice president of academic affairs at Mississippi Valley State University by President William Bynum.
A seasoned higher education professional, Dr. Stromile Golden possesses expertise in human resource management, academic programming, fiscal affairs, strategic planning and policy development. Most recently, she has served as a professor of political science and director of international programs at MVSU. Previously, she was the director of the Delta Research and Cultural Institute.
“In her 13 years of service to MVSU, Dr. Stromile Golden has been in key academic positions,” said Dr. Bynum. Because of her active involvement she has specific knowledge of academic policies and procedures. Likewise, she has a great working relationship with the community. During my tenure thus far, I have personally witnessed her go above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of our students. Together with Dr. Bland, I am confident the office of academic affairs is in good hands.”
From 2003-2005, she served as Project Director for the Mississippi Consortium for International Development’s Higher Education and Development Project for Iraq. In 2005, Dr. Stromile Golden was a Fulbright Lecturer/Researcher at The Academy for Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan Republic.
An experienced administrator, she has progressed through
faculty ranks and administrative levels of higher education in a variety of
settings. She served as partnership coordinator and budget
manager for The International Development Partnerships Activity at the United
Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation from 1998-2001 and held
administrative positions at Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia; Morgan
State University in Baltimore, Maryland; Southern University, Shreveport
Louisiana. Dr. Stromile Golden has also
been on the faculty of political science at Clark Atlanta University,
University of Colorado, Texas Tech University, Arkansas State University and
University of Kentucky.
“I am extremely happy for my new appointment,” said Dr. Stromile Golden. “I look forward to working with faculty to get our students where they need to be academically and socially. Ultimately, we will work to make sure students are successful as they go into their respective fields. And I am confident we will meet this challenge head on.”
Dr. Stromile Golden earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Master of Arts in Social Science from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Kentucky. From 1988-1990, she was a Chancellor's Post-Graduate Fellow at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Scholar in Residence-New York University. She received Fulbright Study Abroad and lecturer/research awards, National Endowment for the Humanities and Lily Foundation grants for curriculum development, as well as grants for study and research in China, Russia, Poland, and Hungary. She has received numerous leadership and service awards and honors.
Dr. Stromile Golden is an advocate for shared governance, student-centered environments, lifelong learning, research and public service. She has traveled the world and has extensive international experience, which includes collaborative research; faculty exchanges; higher education program evaluation; curriculum development; human resource management; budget development and management; and involvement in development projects. She has directed USAID sponsored higher education partnership programs in Liberia, Mauritania, Azerbaijan and Iraq.
She is a past president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and currently serves as executive director and director of the Graduate Assistantship Program, and holds numerous positions in other professional associations.