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Archived Provost Messages

Ramapo College is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement. 

Dear Students,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Ramapo College and to provide you with an overview of our mission.

Through an interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages close student faculty collaboration and co- and extra- curricular activities that foster student engagement, Ramapo College provides opportunities for all students to acquire the knowledge and skills associated with a high quality liberal education. Active learning, out-side-the-classroom engagement, and pre-graduation experiential learning allow students to apply knowledge and skills and prepares students for success in their work and in their lives. In fact, according to a recent survey 87% of Ramapo Alumni are employed or in Graduate School within one year of graduation. Ramapo College of New Jersey was also voted one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review, and one of the best values in public colleges by Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine.

Ramapo College has managed to achieve this success by bringing together an extraordinary group of faculty and staff who engage, inspire, and collaborate with our students. Our faculty are scholars who are passionate about their teaching and about connecting with their students in the classroom, through faculty-student research, or through faculty-led experiential learning. The staff are knowledgeable professionals who provide resources to our students and who are eager to assist each student towards fulfilling their goals, both academic and personal.

Ramapo College encourages students to push boundaries; to try new experiences, to gain new knowledge and skills, and to achieve in previously unknown or untried areas. I encourage you to take a few moments to explore our website, and learn more about some of the excellent programs that are offered to help you achieve your goals and prepare you for a lifetime of achievement.

With warm regards,

Beth E. Barnett,
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Beth Barnett
Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7529

Emily Williams
Vice Provost for Curriculum and Assessment
Phone: (201) 684-7515

Clare Naporano
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7529

Joan Capizzi
Executive Secretarial Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-7330

Ann Marie Stangl
Secretarial Assistant 1
Phone: (201) 684-7515

Rosemarie Cline
Academic Operations Specialist
Phone: (201) 684-7527

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Provost's Office Contacts

Beth Barnett
Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7529

George Tabback
Associate Vice President / Chief Information Officer
Phone: (201) 684-6842
Information Technology Services Website

Emily Williams
Vice Provost for Curriculum and Assessment
Phone: (201) 684-7515
Curriculum and Assessment Website

Michele Dunn
Phone: (201) 684-7695
Registrar Website

Rosa Mulryan
Assistant Vice President – Ctr for Innovative
and Professional Learning (CIPL)
Phone: (201) 684-7636
CIPL Website

Gurvinder Khaneja
Director Institutional Research
Phone: (201) 684-7766

Rebecca Root
Director Honors Program
Phone: (201) 684-7429
College Honors Website

Ben Levy
Director Roukema Center for International Education
Phone: (201) 684-7806
Roukema Center Website

Nicole Morgan Agard
Director of Employee Relations
Phone: (201) 684-7503
Employee Relations Website


Susan Hangen
Interim Dean for the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies
Phone: (201) 684-7406
Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies Website

Steven Perry
Dean for School of Contemporary Arts
Phone: (201) 684-7363
School of Contemporary Arts Website

Edward Saiff
Dean for School of Theoretical and Applied Science
Phone: (201) 684-7734
Theoretical and Applied Science Website

Aaron Lorenz
Dean for School of Social Science and Human Services
Phone: (201) 684-7624
Social Science and Human Services Website

Edward Petkus
Dean of Anisfield School of Business
Phone: (201) 684-7377
Anisfield School of Business Website

Elizabeth Siecke
College Librarian/ Dean
Phone: (201) 684-7318
Library Website

Task Force Reports

Pillar Task Forces

In Spring 2006, an International Education Advisory Committee was created, to explore all aspects of International Education at Ramapo; this Committee’s ongoing roles include working with ARC and the Roukema Center to  oversee the Ramapo Education Abroad offerings. In 2006-7, three Task Forces were formed to define learning goals and outcomes for the Interdisciplinary, Intercultural and Experiential pillars. Following open meetings in April 2007, these four groups presented their reports in May 2007.

All-College Student Learning Outcomes

In Summer 2007 the Learning Goals and Outcomes Task Force was charged with aligning and rationalizing the goals and learning outcomes identified by the three Pillar Task Forces, the International Committee, and ARC. The draft LGO report was presented to the campus community, and the final report presented in late Fall 2007

General Education Reports

In 2006-7, with the implementation of CEP and the new General Education program, ARC provided a report on the Goals and Objectives for the General Education program.

In May 2009, a team comprised of faculty and staff, led by the Vice Provost, attended AAC&U’s General Education Institute. They developed an assessment plan for the General Education program and a new organizational structure for it. The team continued through Summer and Fall 2009 (the Ad Hoc Working Group for General Education, AHWGGE).

Honors Task Force Report

The Honors Task Force was convened in 2007-8. Their final report guided the redevelopment of the College Honors Program, which was implemented in 2009.

Archived Provost Messages