DETROIT, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marygrove College today announced that Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed will become Marygrove College's next Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective April 1, 2014. Dr. El-Sayed is currently the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.
Having served in higher education for more than 25 years, Dr. El-Sayed brings exceptionally relevant experience to Marygrove and the Academic Affairs Division. Her leadership experience includes service as Kettering's Chief Accreditation Officer, its Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and its Founding Chair of the Planning and Assessment Council. She also oversees the Registrar's Office, the Academic Success Center, the Library, the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, the Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences and the Cooperative & Experiential Education Department. She has led many initiatives at Kettering, such as: development of enriched First Year Experience, Supplemental Instruction, Culminating Experience, and Experiential Learning curricula; a review of Graduate, and International Programs to enhance student support and oversight; development of a self-study on Faculty Compensation, Student Retention and in preparation for Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reaccreditation, among others.
"In addition to her strong administrative background, I am confident that Dr. El-Sayed's noteworthy experience as a faculty leader, teacher, and scholar will well serve our faculty and academic program development," said Dr. David J. Fike, Marygrove College President. "We look forward to working with her and are excited about the new possibilities in store for Marygrove based on Jackie's remarkable talents and professional experience."
Dr. El-Sayed is currently an elected trustee of the Bloomfield Hills Board of Education; has been a four-time governor-appointed Commissioner to the state-wide Michigan Truck Safety Commission; is the national Chair of the Council of Fellows Professional Development Committee for the American Council on Education; is the national Co-Chair of the Undergraduate Experience Committee for the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE); has served as the national Treasurer for the Women in Engineering Division of the ASEE, and, as faculty at the Society of College and University Planners Institute.
"It is an honor to join Marygrove College with its strong mission and commitment to building future leaders for Detroit," said Dr. El-Sayed. "I am excited to become a member of the warm Marygrove community of faculty, staff and students and looking forward to serving this historic institution."
Dr. El-Sayed earned her Ph.D. and MSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri and her BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University formerly, General Motors Institute.
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Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning. The College's commitment to the city of Detroit comprises an institutional mission and vision for developing urban leaders. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.
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