Virginia State University has named Dr. Muriel Hawkins as the new Associate Provost for Partnerships and Engagement. In this position, Hawkins is responsible for leading and serving as executive officer on various University projects as assigned by the Provost or President. One of her initial projects at VSU is establishing a Dual Enrollment Partnerships Program with the local school districts.
The program will allow motivated and talented high school students opportunities to enroll in VSU college courses that will be taught by certified teachers at their respective school sites. Students can earn college credits while completing their requirements to graduate from high school. VSU currently has partnership agreements to offer dual credit courses in the Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Prince George and Richmond School Districts.