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Ramapo College Vice Provost Selected to Participate in Millennium Leadership Initiative

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 15, 2004

(Mahwah) – Dr. Kwesi Aggrey, vice provost for campus-wide technology and chief information officer at Ramapo College of New Jersey, is one of 29 university administrators selected to participate in the sixth annual Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI). MLI is designed to strengthen both the preparation and eligibility of persons who are traditionally underrepresented in college and university presidencies.

Aggrey, of Haskell, New Jersey was appointed to Ramapo College as an assistant professor in 1989. He was promoted to a full professor in 2000 and has taught chemistry and environmental science. His research interests include water chemistry, submarine volcanoes, meteorites, and tektites. Aggrey received his undergraduate degree from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana and earned his doctorate from the University of Hawaii.

Supported by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a four-day MLI Institute leadership conference will be held this June in Washington, D.C. An initiative of AASCU’s African-American presidents and chancellors, it provides promising senior administrators a leadership development program to prepare them for the role of college or university chief executive officer.

The Institute provides an intensive curriculum, a nationally-recognized presidential faculty, an advisor-guided professional development plan, and opportunities to sharpen skills. A mentoring program introduces participants to mentors who are current or former presidents and chancellors who provide career guidance as well as serve as sponsors and advocates.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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