Grace E. Harris interview 2 (2007-05-02)

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Abstract/Description: In this interview, Grace E. Harris discusses her decision to apply to the RPI School of Social Work; her graduate work at Boston University; her research on E. Franklin Frazier and its effect on her ideas about leadership; her life as an African American faculty member at VCU in the sixties and seventies; her tenure as Dean of the School of Social Work; her position as the Vice Provost of VCU; the development of programs with Carver and Oregon Hill neighborhoods; the construction of the Engineering School and the move of the Jacob House; the development of a program with MCV; her experiences as Dean of the School of Social Work in the eighties and changes in the student body since then; her experiences as Acting President of the university; her involvement in the community; her children and grandchildren; her life after retirement; her work with the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute; and her leadership role in trying to bring about changes in regard to race relations.
Subject(s): City/State: Richmond (Va.)
Leadership in women -- Virginia -- Richmond
African American women civic leaders -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews
African American women in higher education -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews
African American women educators -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews
African American women college administrators -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews
Virginia Commonwealth University. School of Social Work
Richmond Professional Institute. School of Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University -- Faculty
Virginia Commonwealth University. Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute
Virginia Commonwealth University
Harris, Grace E. -- Knowledge and learning
Harris, Grace E. -- Interviews
Date Created: 2007-05-02