Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies, Alabama A&M University
Dr. Pamela G. Arrington joined Alabama A & M University as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in January 2017. As Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs she is responsible for assisting in the facilitation of faculty and program matters at the undergraduate (bachelor’s) level. In general, she develops and implements policies, procedures and practices designed to ensure the effective delivery of academic programs at the baccalaureate level and leads efforts to ensure the ongoing and regular review, assessment, and evaluation by academic colleges and departments of all baccalaureate degree programs as a part of the University’s institutional effectiveness system. Prior to joining AAMU, Dr. Arrington served as Associate Dean, College of Education, Troy University, where she led college wide professional development and research programs. Previously, Dr. Arrington was Director of Instruction and Planning, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education where she completed the 2009-2014 statewide long-range plan, Forging Strategic Alliances.
Prior to relocating to Alabama, Dr. Arrington served as the Associate Vice President for Planning and Accreditation at Coppin State University (MD) where she led all Middle States Commission on Higher Education institutional self-study activities. She helped to launch the Coppin Academy, a university-assisted high school in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. Before her tenure at Coppin, Dr. Arrington was employed as Senior Staff Specialist for Planning and Academic Affairs at the Maryland Higher Education Commission. She is the author of the Maryland statewide grants program, Access and Success, which led to the passage of legislation that funds student retention programs at Maryland public HBCUs. Dr. Arrington has been employed as a college counselor and administrative faculty at Northern Virginia Community College, a tenured professor at Bowie State University (MD), and a Director at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (D.C.) where she led the AASCU/Sallie Mae National Retention Project.
She received her B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College (GA.), a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from The University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Education and Social Psychology from George Mason University (VA). Dr. Arrington was inducted into Psi Chi, Pi Lambda Theta, and Phi Delta Kappa. She is a member of the Executive Board of the American Conference of Academic Deans, and a member of the editorial review board of To Improve the Academy and the Grants Review Committee, the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.