New Associate Dean for Foundational Learning

Vanessa Shannon Joins the College as the new Associate Dean of the College for Foundational Learning

Vanessa ShannonPMC is pleased to welcome Vanessa Shannon to the College, who has joined us as the new Associate Dean of the College for Foundational Learning. Vanessa comes to us most recently from Westchester Community College where she was the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, occupying previous administrative and teaching positions at Roxbury Community College and Middlesex Community College. Vanessa holds an EdD from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and has worked in a variety of capacities to promote success. Her recent publications included College: The First Two Years (Simon and Schuster), Reading, Writing and Library Research (Kendall Hunt) and Parenting, Minority Students and College Persistence (in press). Vanessa will be facilitating the First Year Seminar Program and also working closely with faculty and student life staff to help frame a coherent and integrated two year foundational experience for our students.