Dr. André McKenzie serves as Vice Provost for Academic Support Services and Faculty Development. He began working at the University in 1986 and has oversight for the Division of Academic Support Services, the Division of Special and Opportunity Programs, the Center for Teaching & Learning, and the University Writing Center. He also provides leadership in the area of new undergraduate program development. Departments and programs under his supervision include the University Honors Program, University Writing Center, Student Development for Athletes, Graduate Admission Assistance Program, Testing Services, Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), Science and Technology Entry Program, School’s Out New York City (SONYC), College Bound: Liberty Partnerships Program, College Access for All, and the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry 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), and Student Affairs in Urban-Serving Institutions: Voices from Senior Leaders (2019). 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 a member of the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter High School and St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, Queens. 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.