By Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager for the Office of the Provost
Wendy Hensel, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia State University, has named Nicolle Parsons-Pollard, Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs at Monmouth University, as Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Georgia State University, effective July 1, 2020.
At Monmouth University, Dr. Parsons-Pollard has been responsible for oversight of academic programs and has led efforts to increase faculty diversity and inclusion. She also has been responsible for oversight of promotion and tenure decisions, support for faculty in teaching and research, and the fostering of professional development opportunities. She previously held faculty and administrative positions at Virginia State University, and was a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Parsons-Pollard will be a key member of the Provost's leadership team as the university works to implement the recommendations of the Commission for the Next Generation of Faculty in becoming a national leader for faculty diversity, equity and inclusion in recruitment, retention and engagement. She also will be responsible for the development and implementation of faculty orientation and leadership programs, assistance with the promotion and tenure process, and the management of university awards and recognition.
Kavita Pandit, current Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, will continue to serve on the Provost's leadership team as senior adviser and also return to her research and teaching.
"I would like to thank Dr. Pandit for her outstanding dedication to faculty and, in particular, recognize her significant contributions to the Commission for the Next Generation of Faculty, among her many other achievements," Provost Hensel said in a message to campus this spring.
"I know Dr. Parsons-Pollard will build upon Dr. Pandit’s work, and I hope you join me in welcoming her to our university community," the Provost continued.