Monroe College Names Karenann Carty Vice President of Academics and Chief Academic Officer

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Dr. Karenann Carty to Lead Academic Initiatives at Monroe College as Chief Academic Officer

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that Dr. Karenann Carty has been named Vice President of Academics and Chief Academic Officer of the college, effective immediately.

Dr. Carty joined Monroe College in 2001 as Director of Academic Services and most recently served as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, where she has had a profound impact on the students’ and college’s academic development. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Carty has led the establishment of Monroe’s Honors Program to offer gifted students an enriched and challenging academic experience, and developed an innovative program called EASE that allows non-native English speakers to earn college credits while improving their English skills.

Additionally, Dr. Carty has spearheaded initiatives that resulted in a $10,000 award from the national organization USA Funds for Monroe’s Debt Reduction, Education, Assessment & Management (DREAM) Program, which promotes financial literacy education and provides a comprehensive approach to minimizing student loan debt. Dr. Carty is also responsible for adding two new graduate degree programs at Monroe – a Master of Public Health and an Executive Leadership Master’s degree – through the college’s School of Allied Health Professions and School of Hospitality Management.

“Karenann has been an extraordinary asset to Monroe over the years, and is incredibly adept at identifying opportunities to further bolster the college’s academic credentials,” said Stephen Jerome, President of Monroe College. “She has taken the lead on some transformative initiatives at Monroe, helping the college become recognized by a national organization, and continues to develop programs that are greatly beneficial to the academic and personal growth of students. She is extremely deserving of her new position as head of academics and will undoubtedly continue to excel in this role.”

Prior to joining Monroe, Dr. Carty spent 14 years as a student affairs administrator at the College of New Rochelle, where she specialized in residential life and student activities with an emphasis on creating and implementing leadership development programs for high school and college women. She currently serves on several boards, including the Board of Directors of Songcatchers, Inc., the City of New Rochelle Comprehensive Plan Advisory Board, and the Alumni Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania’s executive doctoral program in higher education.

Dr. Carty holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and education from the College of New Rochelle, a master’s degree in higher and adult education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a doctoral degree in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.


Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit

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