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Marsha Pollard, Ph.D.

Marsha Pollard, Ph.D., was named Provost of Berkeley College in December 2018. Dr. Pollard has nearly two decades of experience in academic administration, strategic planning, and operational roles at top-ranked national universities.

At Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, Dr. Pollard was responsible for faculty recruitment, professional development, and retention initiatives. She worked to develop better early intervention systems for at-risk students, more integrated advisement systems, and improved student retention and graduation rates.

Also during that time, Dr. Pollard served as the academic affairs liaison to The State University of New York system office and the New York State Department of Education. Throughout her career, she has established educational, community, and business partnerships with a focus on expanding workforce-relevant academic programs that create career pathways for students.

During her tenure at New York University (NYU) in Manhattan, NY, Dr. Pollard managed operations at the School of Social Work. She led the development of certificate programs at the NYU School of Professional Studies (formerly the School of Continuing and Professional Studies) in fields such as law, technology, and finance.

Dr. Pollard holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from New York University; an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University; and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida.

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