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An American Council on Education fellow, Fulbright scholar, and author of more than 100 scholarly writings, including three books, President Nwosu joined SUNY Oswego from the City University of New York (CUNY) Herbert H. Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, where he was Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success. Previously, he served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Associate Vice President for Academic Programs at California State University, Fullerton, and Special Assistant to the President and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Planning, and Assessment at Tennessee State University, Nashville.

A graduate of the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, President Nwosu earned his Ph.D. in communication studies from Howard University, Washington, D.C. President Nwosu serves on a number of local, regional, and national organizations and boards, including as chair of the Oswego County Micron Strategy Steering Committee, member of the board, CenterState CEO (Central New York’s premier business leadership and economic development organization), and as chair of the board of directors for the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), based in Washington, D.C.