Columbus State Names Longtime Professor Associate Provost

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University Wednesday announced the appointment of Ellen Roberts, , a CSU education faculty member since 1987, as associate provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Roberts has been serving about a year as an interim assistant vice president for academic affairs.

In her new role as associate provost, Roberts will serve as director of the Graduate School and will have responsibility for coordinating distance learning at Columbus State.

Previously, Roberts has served as associate dean of the College of Education and Health Professions. She filled the role of interim dean for the 2010-2011 academic year. During her time in the COEHP, Roberts worked in several areas, including graduate education, distance learning, and accreditation. She played a key role in launching several online education programs, also serving as a member of the University System of Georgia task force that developed the Master of Education in Accomplished Teaching collaborative program with several other USG institutions.

Roberts has served for years on the University Curriculum Committee.

he earned her B.S. in health and physical education from Mississippi State College for Women (now Mississippi University for Women), an M.A. in physical education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and an Ed.D. in physical education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Her professional career began as a high school physical education teacher and coach of volleyball, gymnastics, and track and field. She has also directed a preschool motor development program, coordinated women's intramurals, served as program director for many summers at a private girls' camp and, for most of her professional career, taught physical education and wellness at the university level.

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