New Dean Appointed to Lead Morgan State University’s Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering
George Mason University’s Dr. Oscar Barton Tapped to Continue Legacy of Producing Minority Engineers, Further Positioning Morgan’s Leadership in Science and Engineering
Morgan State University (MSU) President David K. Wilson has announced the appointment of Oscar Barton, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., as the University’s new dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., School of Engineering. The announcement comes following a nearly five-month long national search led by a University selection committee in collaboration with an executive search firm.
In his new capacity as dean, Barton will implement a vision for innovative strategic growth; provide leadership through a shared governance process of dynamic faculty, staff and students; manage multiple research centers and facilities; administer the School’s budget; develop curricula and advance academic and research programs that prepare students for careers in the industries of the future.
Dr. Barton will report to Morgan’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, Ph.D. He replaces Craig Scott, Ph.D., who served as the School of Engineering’s interim dean. His appointment is effective August 17, 2020.
“After conducting a thorough nationwide search, Provost Crumpton-Young, and I, are pleased to announce that Dr. Oscar Barton Jr., has accepted our offer to join the Morgan Family,” said President Wilson. “To lead the University’s highly touted School of Engineering into the future, we wanted an innovative administrator, an accomplished researcher/scholar and a dedicated educator who understands the challenges of and opportunities for a public urban research university, and with Dr. Barton, we’ve checked all of the boxes. His wealth of knowledge and experience will be a welcomed addition to our campus.”