Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Pamela Scott-Johnson who joins us today as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Although this is her first official day in office, I know that many of you have already had the opportunity to speak with her during her preparations to join the Monmouth University community.
I am delighted that Dr. Scott-Johnson will lead our strategic efforts to invest in academic excellence. Her vision and experience will be instrumental in partnering with faculty to develop new, high-quality, market–relevant undergraduate and graduate programs.
She comes to Monmouth from California State University, Los Angeles, where she served as the dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences since 2016. At Cal State LA, Dr. Scott-Johnson led the largest college at the university, with more than 150 faculty members in 12 departments serving nearly 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. Recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative institutions of higher education, the university earned a No. 1 ranking for upward mobility from The New York Times.
Her commitment to teaching and research excellence will also be critical as we transition from a top-tier regional institution to a national university with a growing portfolio of doctoral programs, and deliver on our strategic plan to meet the needs of a rapidly changing student body.
I look forward to introducing Dr. Scott-Johnson to you in the weeks ahead.
Patrick F. Leahy