PHILADELPHIA, November 13, 2014—Dr. Donavan D. McCargo, an educator with a passion for supporting students and fostering student engagement, is the new Dean of Students at Community College of Philadelphia.
Formerly Associate Dean of Student Life at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., Dr. McCargo brings vast experience to the position where he will manage and provide strategic direction for the athletics department, career and counseling services, student activities, the Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center, student success initiatives, discipline and student judicial affairs, grant funded initiatives, as well as student leadership development.
In his prior posts, Dr. McCargo provided oversight for Rowan’s Office of Pre-College Programs and the Upward Bound Program for English Language Learners. He also has served as a member of faculty, teaching undergraduate courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and master’s and doctoral courses in the College of Education.
“We are fortunate to have attracted Dr. McCargo, who has a great deal of experience and passion for assisting students,” said Dr. Samuel Hirsch, vice president for Student Affairs at Community College of Philadelphia.
"I am thrilled by the opportunity to serve the College community and to be part of a strong team of faculty, staff, and administration who are invested in seeing every student succeed. It is my goal as Dean of Students to be an active participant in the growth and development of Community College of Philadelphia’s students as they pursue their goals, aspirations, and purpose," Dr. McCargo said.
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