Dr. André McKenzie was named Interim Dean of University Libraries on August 26, 2020. He also serves as Vice Provost for Academic Support Services and Faculty Development. Dr. McKenzie began working at the University in 1986 and has oversight for the Division of Academic Support Services and the Division of Special and Opportunity Programs. He also provides leadership in the areas of graduate assistantships and fellowships and new undergraduate and graduate program development. Departments and programs under his supervision include the Center for Teaching and Learning, University Honors Program, University Writing Center, Global Language and Culture Center, Writing Across Communities, Grants and Sponsored Research, 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), College Bound: Liberty Partnerships Program, and Upward Bound.
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 the 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.