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As the UNTS Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success, Dr. Haggett directs the University of North Texas System’s academic planning, reporting, and campus support. As the System’s chief academic officer, she provides leadership and consultation in the development of the academic planning process, academic and research policy, and academic personnel policy. Dr. Haggett is also charged with oversight and evaluation of selected educational programs, professional education, major systemwide academic initiatives, graduate and undergraduate student affairs, and international and other extended learning programs.
Dr. Haggett came to UNTS from the University of Toledo, where she served as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs since July 2007. Dr. Haggett has extensive experience both in academia and the federal government.
Prior to becoming Provost at Toledo, Dr. Haggett was Acting Director of the Division of Graduate Education and Senior Adviser of the Education and Human Resources Directorate of the National Science Foundation. Her other positions at the NSF since 2003 include Acting Deputy Assistant Director of the Education and Human Resources Directorate and Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education.
Dr. Haggett was the second woman in the United States to serve as a College of Agriculture dean when she was appointed Dean of the West Virginia University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences in 1994.
In addition to her work at the NSF, Dr. Haggett held a professorship in Animal and Veterinary Sciences at West Virginia University from 1994 to 2007. Haggett served as Associate Provost for Academic Programs at West Virginia University from 1999 to 2003, and as Dean of the WVU College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences from 1994 to 1999.
She has been a member of the biology faculty at Loyola University of Chicago and held positions at Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland. Dr. Haggett also worked at the United States Department of Agriculture for more than six years.
Dr. Haggett has published in the areas of reproductive biology and neuroendrocrinology, as well as student learning outcome assessment and undergraduate science education.
Dr. Haggett holds a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Virginia and completed postdoctoral work in reproductive biology at Northwestern University. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Bridgeport.