Kenyan-born Dr. Anne M. Mungai has been appointed as the new associate provost for strategic initiatives and graduate studies at Adelphi University in New York.
In her new position, she will be responsible for coordinating academic strategic initiatives, developing academic-community partnerships, supporting faculty diversity initiatives and faculty training and recognition.
In addition, Dr. Mungai will provide centralized leadership and support relating to graduate education and lead faculty diversity initiatives related to the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and retention of diverse faculty in partnership with Adelphi’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
“We look forward to her continued contributions to the enrichment and elevation of our community,” said Steve Everett, Adelphi provost, and executive vice president.
Until her appointment to the new role, Dr. Mungai was the special assistant to the provost since September last year. Prior to becoming the assistant to the provost, she served as the dean of Adelphi’s Ruth S. Ammon School of Education for two years in an acting capacity.
Dr. Mungai joined Adelphi University in 1998 as a professor of education and has since served in various roles including as the chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department, and director of special education and literacy programs.
She previously served as an instructor in the Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education Department at Michigan State University, where she taught special education and multicultural coursework.
Dr. Mungai began her career in 1976 as a high school teacher and administrator. She co-founded the Caroline Children’s Home and Caroline School, which accommodates orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya.
She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in special education from Michigan State University, and a bachelor of education in English and religious education from the University of Nairobi.