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Dawn Silsbee

Executive Assistant, Science and Business Development
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Dawn Silsbee is Executive Assistant to Dr. Ken Tindall, Senior Vice President for Science and Business Development.

Dawn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Spanish language and certification to teach at the high school level. She began her career in 1974 as a bilingual secretary for the Tropical Soils Research Program in the Soil Science Department at NC State University.

Before joining the Biotechnology Center, Dawn held positions as Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College of Natural Resources and to the Dean of the College of Textiles at NC State University. She retired from the State of North Carolina in December 2003 with 30 years of service.