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About Provost Antoinette Coleman

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Antoinette A. Coleman comes to Medgar from the University System of Maryland where she served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for academic affairs. In her role, she worked closely with the Senior Vice Chancellor, 12 campus presidents, provosts, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. She provided academic leadership to advance innovative and high-demand workforce academic programs, manages the transfer network for students, ensures compliance with USM policies, and works collaboratively to address complex higher education issues for all constituent groups. She secured funding support and led the implementation of the upgrades for ARTSYS – The Articulation System for Maryland in support of the transfer network responsibilities of her role.

Prior to her service at the University System of Maryland, Dr. Coleman served as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor at Morgan State University, an HBCU, where she spearheaded the use of data-informed decisions to advance retention and graduation rates, implemented new initiatives for faculty development, course redesign, and provided administrative leadership for the development of innovative and industry-focused academic online, face-to-face, hybrid, evening and off-site programs.

Before her service at Morgan, Dr. Coleman held leadership positions at three other HBCUs. She has served as an academic program director and dean. In addition to Dr. Coleman’s outstanding higher education leadership experience, her research on African American males from impoverished communities will be an asset to the retention and graduation of Black males at MEC.

Dr. Coleman earned the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University, Master of Social Work in Clinical Social Work, and a Ph.D. in Administration, Policy, and Research from the University of Baltimore School of Social Work. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the HERS Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr. She also holds licenses and certifications in Higher Education Administration, Aging and Child Welfare, and the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).

Welcome to Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. As the chief academic officer of the College, it is my privilege to work with talented and diverse faculty, administrators, staff, and students to meet our core mission to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education. At Medgar, we further have a mission to provide transformative educational experiences for our students and the broader community; to continue the legacy of our namesake, Medgar Wiley Evers, by promoting equal opportunity and social justice for all people.

Augustine Okereke
Provost, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

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Welcome to Medgar Evers College (MEC) of the City University of New York (CUNY). Our talented and diverse faculty, administrators, and staff work to meet the College’s core mission, which is to serve our students by delivering high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs within the context of a liberal arts education.

Celebrating its 50th year anniversary in 2020, MEC is nationally recognized as a leader in urban-serving education and is one of the 25 colleges within CUNY. We exceed the national average of student-to-faculty ratio, providing our students with a personalized educational experience and individualized support services. With over 200 full-time faculty members who must maintain current portfolios of research and scholarship, our students are taught by some of the best and brightest in academia, boasting several Fulbright scholars, a Guggenheim Fellow, and many respected researchers.

Our institution was established with the mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community. Our guiding principle is to continue the legacy of our namesake Medgar Wiley Evers: to promote equal opportunity and social justice for all people.

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