From Dean Maurice Apprey, Dean of African-American Affairs and Associate VP for Student Affairs
It is with very mixed feelings that I write to announce the retirement of Patrice Preston Grimes, Associate Dean of African-American Affairs and Associate Dean in the Curry School of Education, on June 30th, 2020. Patrice joined the Office and the Division of Student Affairs in 2009 as the inaugural Director of the GradSTAR program in order to fine tune and to consolidate our convergent efforts to assist students to reach their academic and other career destinations upon graduation. To that end she made countless and substantive contributions. We are in a decisively different place because of her efforts. Of historical note, Patrice is special to us in another dimension: she is a descendant of one of our ancestors who built our University.