Dr. André McKenzie serves as Vice President for Academic Support Services. He began working at the University in 1986 and is currently responsible for the Division of Academic Support Services and the Division of Special and Opportunity Programs. These programs include: Transfer Student Services, the University Honors Program, Student Development for Athletes, the Graduate Admission Assistance Program, Testing Services, Student Support Services, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, College Advantage, the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), the Science and Technology Entry Program, the Out-of-School Time Middle School Initiative, and the College Bound: Liberty Partnerships Program.
In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. McKenzie is an Adjunct Associate Professor in our School of Education. He also teaches through the University’s Institute for Core Studies.
Dr. McKenzie received B.S. and M.S. degrees in education from Illinois State University and MS.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. He received a Certificate in Management Development from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and was a participant in the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Educational Management.
Dr. McKenzie is a contributing author to African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision (2005), Student Freedom Revisited: New Issues and Perspectives (2005), and Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, The Demands of Transcendence (2012). He has also contributed articles to the NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Journal. His doctoral dissertation, Fraters: Black Greek-Letter Fraternities at Four Historically Black Colleges, 1920-1960, examined the origins and evolution of Black-Greek Letter fraternities at four HBCUs over a forty-year period.
Dr. McKenzie is Past-President of the Teachers College (TC), Columbia University Alumni Council and participates in TC’s Alumni Mentoring Program. He is the recipient of St. John’s Vincentian Mission Award, and The Spirit of St. John’s Award. His professional affiliations include the American Counseling Association, the American College Personnel Association, the National Academic Advising Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.