Lesia Crumpton-Young will be TSU's new associate vice president for research and sponsored programs.
Most recently the director of the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence at the University of Central Florida, Crumpton-Young will also serve as TSU's chief research officer.
In her role, she will assist Vice President for Academic Affairs Mark Hardy in the development of the vision, direction and guidance of TSU's research mission and policy formulation. Prior to her recent role at UCF, she was the associate provost at Texas A&M University as well as program director in the Education and Human Resource Directorate of the National Science Foundation and associate dean of engineering at Mississippi State University.
Crumpton-Young, who will also be responsible for patents, copyrights and technology transfer at TSU, holds a doctorate, master's and bachelor's in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University. She will begin her new assignment on June 1.