Clay Gloster, Jr. is the Vice Provost for Graduate Research and Dean of the Graduate College at North Carolina A&T (N.C. A&T) State University.  Dr. Gloster received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from N.C. A&T and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from N.C. State University (NCSU). In 2019, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for N.C. State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Gloster has a proven track record of strategic, results-oriented leadership that has shaped his strong reputation for establishing new programs with increased enrollment and national credibility. He led the effort to begin two new Bachelor of Science degree programs: the first in Computer Engineering at Howard University (2002), and the second in Information Technology at N.C. A&T (2015). Under his leadership in 2014, the Master of Science in Information Technology degree program at NCA&T was ranked 16th in the country by U.S. News and World Report.  His dedication to scholarship has led to more than 90 published articles, funding over $10M to support research and broadening participation projects, presentations of his work throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, and China, and two U.S. patents.

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