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Dawn Nail

Executive Director, Center for Academic Excellence

Dr. Dawn Nail has worked in the corporate and higher education sectors for over 25 years. At North Carolina A&T State University, she has taught in the Department of Journalism and Mass  Communication, served as Associate Director, Communications Specialist, and Director of Enrollment Management Communication in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions amongst other roles. Prior to coming to A&T, she gained several years in management with AT&T  Mobility and worked as a Leadership Development Manager for NCO Customer Management.  During that time, she also conducted professional development training at some of the nation’s largest corporations, including American Express and Wells Fargo.

Today, Dawn is Interim Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, after also serving as Director of the Center for Academic Excellence, Director of Training and Development Workshop Services, Academic Advisor and Associate Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from North Carolina A&T State University, a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication from Austin Peay State University, and a Doctorate of Education in  Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University. Her research interests include HBCUs, Advising, Enrollment Management, and Mentoring. Dawn is a member of Phi  Kappa Phi National Honor Society, NACADA, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also enjoys public speaking, mentoring, writing, and life near her hometown of Charlotte, NC.

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