Pamela Scott-Johnson Named Provost of Spelman College

Spelman College announced the appointment of Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Ph.D., as the College’s new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Scott-Johnson served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey.

“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.”

“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 earned master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology and neuroscience from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, and a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in psychology from Spelman College, where she was inducted into Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology.

WittKieffer’s Christine Pendleton, Sandra Chu and Robin Mamlet led this search.

Read the announcement.