On this final day of an academic and fiscal year that none of us will soon forget, I write with an administrative update on our division of academic affairs. Today marks the end of an exceptional two-year term of service for our Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Rekha Datta, who will return to our faculty as Professor of Political Science and the Freed Endowed Chair in Social Sciences.
I am grateful to Dr. Datta for her thoughtful leadership and for her extraordinary commitment to Monmouth’s mission during this time. Dr. Datta’s deep dedication to our students’ success is unequaled, and her reputation for routinely placing the needs and best interests of our students first is both accurate and well-earned. Our University was lucky to have had a leader as committed and compassionate as Dr. Datta for the past two years, and Monmouth has developed into a stronger community under her direction.
Dr. Pamela Scott-Johnson will be joining Monmouth University as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs on August 9, 2021. I look forward to welcoming her to our community at that time. In the intervening period, any questions or concerns of an academic nature can be directed to our Interim Associate Provost, Dr. Susan Forquer Gupta. I am grateful to Susan for her continuing service in the Office of the Provost.
I am equally thankful to each of you for your loyal service to Monmouth during the past year. I look forward to seeing you at our next regularly scheduled open call. Until then, please accept my best wishes for a Happy July 4th weekend.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy