Pitt–Bradford has hired Pamela Thompson as its new assistant dean of academic success and advising, who will lead the effort to ensure students have the academic support they need.
Thompson comes to Pitt–Bradford with 30 years of professional experience, including 17 years at Alabama A&M University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in psychology-personnel administration. Additionally, she holds a doctorate in urban higher education from Jackson (Miss.) State University.
In her new role, Thompson manages Pitt–Bradford’s Academic Advising Center, Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center, and TRIO Student Support Services, a federally funded grant program designed to increase the chance of educational success in college for students from historically underrepresented groups. Additionally, she works closely with the writing and math centers. She will report directly to the university’s vice president and dean of academic affairs.