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Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. Joins Gateway Board of Directors

SEPTEMBER 2015 –The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s 11th Chancellor, Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., assumed his new role on campus on September 8, 2015. As part of this role, he also joins the Board of Directors of Gateway University Research Park. 

Dr. Gilliam is former Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a native of Bloomington, MN. Dr. Gilliam earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Drake University, and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in the field from the University of Iowa. Early in his academic career, he taught at Grinnell College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining the UCLA faculty in 1986 as an assistant professor of political science. Twice nominated for UCLA’s Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award, Gilliam also has taught at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and was a Visiting Scholar at Brandeis University. In addition, he taught at Fisk University, Middle Tennessee State University, and with former Vice President Al Gore at Columbia University.