Community College of Philadelphia Announces Alycia A. Marshall, Ph.D., as Vice President of Academic and Student Success

Originally June 2, 2022 
Barry Johnson 
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Dr. Marshall joins the College from Anne Arundel Community College where she spent the past 22 years in various leadership roles

PHILADELPHIA – Community College of Philadelphia has announced Alycia A. Marshall, Ph.D., as vice president of Academic and Student Success. Dr. Marshall most recently served as associate vice president for Learning and Academic Affairs at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) in Arnold, MD where she has worked for the past 22 years.  

Dr. Marshall has extensive leadership experience as an administrator and faculty member. While at AACC, she served as interim vice president for Learning and head of the Mathematics Department where she helped transform the department’s developmental math curriculum.  

She worked with state and national mathematics leaders to change the state of Maryland’s regulations for general education to allow for additional mathematics pathways for Maryland students. This helped to increase student success and completion of credit-level mathematics.  

“The College is pleased to welcome Dr. Alycia A. Marshall to the position of vice president of Academic and Student Success,” said College President Dr. Donald “Guy” Generals. “Dr. Marshall is an exceptional leader with a track record of implementing transformative change. Her experience as an educator, and her personal commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, made her the perfect candidate for the position. I look forward to working with Dr. Marshall to find innovative ways to improve outcomes for our students.” 

In addition to her official role at AACC, Dr. Marshall served as the principal investigator of the Engineering Scholars Program, a National Science Foundation grant program which provides scholarships and academic support to high achieving students with financial need pursuing careers in engineering and engineering technologies. With a focus on women and people of color, Dr. Marshall awarded $479,480 in scholarships to 120 students.  

Dr. Marshall also created the African American Leadership Institute (AALI) which aims to generate a diverse pipeline of leaders at AACC and beyond. As part of the AALI, faculty and staff of color receive leadership development training and external mentorship by higher education leaders of color. This is the first program of its kind at AACC and under Dr. Marshall’s leadership, the AALI recently celebrated the 12 participants in the inaugural cohort for their successful completion of the program.   

“As a STEM faculty member with a lived experience as a female of color in a predominantly white male-dominated discipline, I saw a unique opportunity to leverage my knowledge, experience and steadfast commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Dr. Marshall. “I look forward to working collaboratively alongside extraordinary colleagues to positively impact student success and equity amongst a highly diverse student population.” 

Dr. Marshall holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education from the University of Maryland College Park, a Master’s in Teaching from Bowie State University, and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  

Dr. Marshall is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She serves as a peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and her work on advancing equity and student success has been published by the Education Commission of the States and the University of Texas at Austin’s Charles A. Dana Center.