Monica Burnette appointed Vice President of Student Services

Message from President Nyre to the university community:

Dear Members of the Seton Hall Community,

I am very pleased to announce that Monica Burnette, Ph.D., who served as Acting Vice President of Student Services since August, has been appointed to the permanent position.

A member of our community since 2013, Dr. Burnette excels at fostering a welcoming and engaging student experience while advancing critical University-wide initiatives. She has an impressive background in higher education and has amassed a track record of achievement at Seton Hall that makes her uniquely suited to lead student services during this exciting time.

Dr. Burnette’s other leadership roles include co-chairing: Strategic Plan Goal 3, which focuses on student success and managing the areas of engagement, retention and achievement. student diploma; the health intervention and communication team; and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

We have come to rely on Dr. Burnette to lead these and other initiatives that are vital to the success of Seton Hall, and we have seen first-hand his genuine concern and concern for our students. She puts their well-being and the priorities of the entire Seton Hall community first in everything she does.

As Acting Vice President, she and her Student Services team hosted the largest freshman class in Seton Hall history last fall. This fall, she is also the author of an Opportunity Meets Innovation grant that funded $ 750,000 in academic support and additional resources for first-generation Pell-eligible students. This is one of the many ways she goes beyond to support students and promote positive outcomes.

As Vice-President, Dr. Burnette will continue to provide leadership and advice essential to facilitate decision-making in all matters relating to student well-being. She will continue to oversee a wide range of student and academic support programs including, but not limited to, Academic Resource Center, Career Center, Center for Academic Success, Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), health services, housing and residential and public life Safety and security.

I look forward to continuing to work with her as a member of the Executive Cabinet. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Burnette on this well-deserved appointment.

Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D.