Dr. Marcheta Evans
Dr. Marcheta P. Evans, who became Bloomfield College’s 17th President in June 2019, has served in transformational leadership roles in higher education for 26 years at both public and private institutions. Twenty-one of those years have been spent at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI’s) in the seventh largest city in the U.S., San Antonio, Texas.
The first woman and African-American to be named President of Bloomfield College in its 151-year history, Dr. Evans recently established a scholarship in honor of the woman who raised her, her late grandmother, Annie Mae Sellers. Her grandmother held a strong belief in the power of education, and encouraged Dr. Evans throughout her academic journey. The scholarship will provide emergency funding to the College’s deserving students.
Previously Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), Dr. Evans sequentially served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean at OLLU and Associate Dean and Department Chair at University of Texas at San Antonio. She has served as a faculty member for over 25 years and has the rank of Full Professor. Dr. Evans is a past President and Fellow of the American Counseling Association, past President of the Association for Creativity in Counseling, and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. A small sampling of these recognitions includes the Outstanding Multicultural Leadership Award, Yellow Rose of Texas Lifetime Educator Award, and Counselors for Social Justice Ohana Award.
Dr. Evans has authored numerous articles and book chapters, focusing on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, women’s issues, and leadership. She has presented over one hundred times at the state, regional, national, and international levels addressing topics such as empowerment, multiculturalism, diversity, and leadership. In her international work, Dr. Evans has traveled extensively, including a length of time in the African country of Malawi where she worked with educators and counselors on literacy initiatives sponsored by USAID.
Dr. Evans graduated from the University of Alabama with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, specializing in Student Affairs, Administration in Higher Education, and Human Resource Management. Additionally, she has a Master of Arts degree in Education in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
As Vice President for Enrollment Management at Bloomfield College, Kevin Cavanagh oversees all functions related to admission, recruitment and marketing for Bloomfield College.
A leader in the admission industry at large, Cavanagh comes to the College with the experience of serving on the Executive Board of the New York Association of College Admissions Counseling. He has also served as an elected State Delegate representing New York at the National Assembly of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling.
Cavanagh has previously served as Senior Director of Enrollment Services and Student Information at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he developed and executed a strategic plan for delivering enrollment services to meet the needs of the top-20 nationally ranked medical school.
Cavanagh was also Assistant Vice President for College Admissions at Iona College, where he was responsible for the enrollment of traditional undergraduates, evening and weekend adult students, transfers, and graduate students.
His higher education career started at Manhattan College, where he rose to the position of Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. He comes to Bloomfield College after most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Planning at The College of New Rochelle.
In 2014, The Irish Echo recognized him for his contribution to the higher education industry by naming him to its list of 40 under 40.
Cavanagh holds a B.A. in history and an MBA with a concentration in management, both from Manhattan College. He is an inductee of Phi Beta Kappa.
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Maureen C. Grant has been a member of Bloomfield College’s Board of Trustees since 1999. Prior to joining the Board, she served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dean of Faculty at the College from 1989-1997. The recipient of the Bloomfield College President’s Medal, she was also an adjunct professor at the College.
During her first tenure as VPAA, she steered the development of the College’s three-year strategic plan; led the successful 10 year re-accreditation process; raised over $2 million in funding from public and private foundations to support educational initiatives; developed new majors in Computer Information Systems, Creative Arts and Technology, Education, and Communication Arts; facilitated the construction and automation of the Library and the use of technology across campus; infused multicultural material across the curriculum; and increased faculty racial and ethnic diversity by 200%.
She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Marymount Manhattan College. She remains a part-time member of the faculty there, where she previously served as Senior Vice President and Acting President. At Marymount, she took the lead on development and implementation of the 2008-2013 Institutional Strategic Plan; led the effective 10-year re-accreditation process as well as several institution-wide assessment efforts which resulted in improved institutional effectiveness; headed successful fundraising activities, exceeding all financial goals; oversaw the renovation of the college library and its automation during her term as Acting President; and developed new advisement and retention programs that strengthened student satisfaction and increased student retention by 50%.
Dr. Grant has also served as Academic Dean, Associate Academic Dean, Director of Arts and Science, and Associate Professor of English at Felician College. Before that, she was Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Saint Elizabeth.
Dr. Grant was named a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, England, during fall 1995 and spring 2005 where she was appointed to the Faculty of History. Dr. Grant holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Marymount Manhattan College, an M.A. in English Literature from St. John’s University, and a Ph.D. in Nineteenth Century Studies from Drew University.
Vice President for Global Programs and Professional Studies
As Vice President for Global Programs and Professional Studies since 1997, Peter Jeong oversees all aspects of Global Affairs and Professional Studies areas, including Global Partnerships, International Programs, International Students Recruitment Initiatives, Corporate Trainings, Continuing Education Programs, the American Language Center, and Advance Technology Institute.
He has been affiliated with Bloomfield College since 1989, when he held the position of Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems. As Computer Scientist, he has done extensive research and teaching in artificial intelligence, database management, operating systems, data communications and networks, and programming languages.
Since 2000, he has developed the College’s international programs in more than 30 countries like Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Peru, Vietnam, Thailand, Italy and Brazil through the office of International Training and Professional Studies. He has provided global education outreach to international students and educators in conjunction with more than 300 colleges, universities, and government agencies in more than 30 countries. Under his leadership, the College is currently offering a variety of programs, from International teacher training programs to advanced technology courses at U.S. corporations.
Peter Jeong received an M.A. in Linguistics and a M. Phil. in Computational Linguistics from New York University. He studied Artificial Intelligence – Natural Language Processing in the Ph.D. program at New York University. He completed the Management and Leadership Program in Higher Education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Peru; in 2005 was made an honorary professor at Richardo Palma University in Peru; in 2006 an honorary doctorate of philosophy from Mongolia International University in Mongolia; and in 2006 was made an honorary professor at Universitate Transilvania din Brasov in Romania.
He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Mongolia International University, a member of the Board of Directors for several international corporations and non-profit organizations, and served as an educational advisor to the President of the Republic of Korea and to multiple Korean government agencies for 15 years.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Relations
Dr. Patrick Lamy grew up in Fordham, Bronx, New York, and has resided in Essex County, NJ since 1981. Dr. Lamy received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology from Caldwell College followed by a Master of Arts in Education and Human Services from Montclair State University and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Seton Hall University.
Over the past nineteen years at Bloomfield College, Dr. Lamy has held the following positions: Resident Director, Residence Life Coordinator, EOF Counselor/Tutorial Program Coordinator, Director of Residence Life, Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Officer and most recently, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. What Dr. Lamy enjoys most about his employment at the College are his interactions with students, and the opportunities to collaborate with all sectors of the College Community to provide Bloomfield College students with an enriching and challenging educational experience.
Dr. Lamy is very active in the broader Essex County Community where he serves as mentor to several young men and women in high school and in college. He is a recognized member of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities Professionals; American College Personnel Association; American Counseling Association; and the Association for the Study of Higher Education. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Leadership Exchange Journal from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators; previous member of several conference planning committees for the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the New Jersey Association for Affirmative Action in Higher Education.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
As Vice President for Finance and Administration, Bill McDonald provides the College with fiscal conservatism while exhibiting entrepreneurial skills in offering innovative and on-going financial creativity to improve the financial strength of the institution. He has made possible many enhancements to our campus, initiated changes in operation that resulted in cost reductions and, at the same time, improved services in vital areas of operation.
Since graduating from Bloomfield College in 1984, Mr. McDonald has developed a strong commitment to the institution along with integrity, honesty and experience. This has earned him the trust and respect from not only the College community, but the Township and other outside constituencies as well. His areas of responsibility include overseeing the Office of the Controller (operating budget, financial accounting and reporting, treasury operations, procurement, and adequacy of internal controls), Human Resources and Payroll, Student Financial Services and Student Accounts, Information Technology Services, and Facilities Management Services and Construction.
Mr. McDonald received his B.S. degree in Business Administration with Finance and Accounting Concentration from Bloomfield College, and received his Master’s degree in Management with an area of study in Human Resource Management from Thomas A. Edison State College.