Spelman College recently announced the appointment of Dr. Pamela E. Scott- Johnson as the College’s new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. According to the press release, Scott-Johnson currently serves as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.
“We are pleased to welcome alumna and former faculty member Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Ph.D., back to Spelman College. She will play a central role in advancing the College’s teaching, research, learning, and overall mission,” said Helene Gayle, president of Spelman College. “Dr. Scott-Johnson’s familiarity with the College and passion for its mission, along with her stellar administrative experience at a range of complex higher education institutions, scholarly record in the sciences, coupled with a strong appreciation for the liberal arts, and fundraising skills make her the right choice for this role.

Dr. Scott-Johnson has a diverse resume, including serving as the dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at California State University, and she spent nearly 15 years at Morgan State University, Baltimore, serving in many roles, including interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts, chair of the department of psychology, professor of psychology and founding director of the psychometrics graduate program. Before being at Morgan State, she served as a faculty member at Spelman College, where she earned tenure.

“I am thrilled to be returning to my alma mater as a member of the leadership team to help shape and enhance the academic landscape through which women of Spelman develop as change agents,” said Dr. Scott-Johnson. “Spelman has been and will continue to be a special place for women of African descent and how they impact the world. I look forward to guiding additional pathways for advancing faculty, at all levels, and delivering innovation in student success from retention to graduation. I am excited by the opportunity to work with President Gayle on her strategic vision for the College.”

Dr. Scott-Johnson is scheduled to start her position on August 1, 2023.

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