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Senior Assistant Provost, Dr. Annie Redd Retires from B-CU


Faculty, staff, friends and family came out to celebrate B-CU staff member, Dr. Annie Redd at a retirement dinner on July 14th.  Dr. Annie Redd retired Thursday from the Office of the Provost as Senior Assistant Provost. During her thirty-five year tenure as a Wildcat, she served as the university registrar, assistant vice president for academic affairs, executive assistant to the provost, and senior Assistant Provost. Former students and faculty shared their memories and well wishes with Dr. Redd during her celebration. A former B-CU work study student (Class of 1993) of Dr. Redd’s traveled from Detroit, Michigan to honor her retirement. He shared how she helped him during his time at B-CU and prepared him for graduation. “You were tough, but you never gave up on me,” he said.

Dr. Annie Redd holds an extensive resume from overseeing campus-wide initiatives, projects, senior level administration, and applying successful standard operating procedures and policies for faculty and staff. She was hired under the leadership of Dr. Cleo Higgins, a former vice president of academic affairs and worked for thirteen vice presidents at the university. “Dr. Redd is a true example for new and younger staff members at B-CU, No matter what level you begin, you never know what you really can accomplish. Everything is possible!” said colleague Daisy Grimes.

Dr. Redd holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Ms. Grimes shared, “Dr. Redd is a professional. Even while obtaining her higher level degrees she maintained who she was. She is thorough, a no nonsense woman and a true Christian. She inhabits the mission of this university and her beliefs.”

Furthermore, Dr. Redd successfully completed the Senior Academic & Enrollment Service Professionals Program in the College of Education & Human Development at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) as part of the Peabody Professional Institute Summer Fellow Program. Dr. Redd will be pursuing a new career path at Virginia State University, serving as special assistant to the vice president and liaison to the board of visitors. 

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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