Robert D. McCaig
Robert Mc Caig, Ed.D., oversees the undergraduate and graduate admission, financial aid, marketing and communications, and retention operations of Monmouth University. In his 14 years at Monmouth, Mc Caig has led the successful effort to increase academic quality and ethnic diversity, helping Monmouth to become a Princeton Review “Best College” and one of the fastest-rising institutions in the U.S. News and World Report rankings in the “Regional Universities—North” category over the last decade. His team also has earned more than 50 branding and marketing awards.
Before coming to Monmouth University, Mc Caig worked for Penn State University at Penn State Abington for 19 years, first as a faculty member in the English department, then as an administrator in academic affairs and later student affairs and enrollment management. His early administrative assignments included learning center director and director of student development and retention; later he was named director of enrollment management and retention. In these administrative roles Mc Caig designed and trained faculty in the college’s first freshman seminar, spearheaded the college’s first full-scale assessment effort, led a joint faculty-staff committee in a major restructuring of the advising function, developed retention initiatives that were emulated across the 23-campus Penn State system, and significantly increased both academic quality and ethnic diversity of incoming students. Mc Caig was recognized for his work both in the classroom, where he earned multiple Outstanding Teacher nominations, and his work in administration, where he received the college’s highest award for service, the Chief Ogontz Medal.
Mc Caig is proud to be actively involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties as a board member and the chair of the development committee. Mc Caig earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Penn State University, his master’s degree in English from Arcadia University, and his doctoral degree in educational leadership from Temple University.
Ed.D., Temple University
M.A., Arcadia University
B.A., Penn State University