Public Notice

Pamela E. Scott-Johnson Joins the Rowen Foundation Board 

March 2024 – The Rowen Foundation recently announced Spelman College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Ph.D. as the newest addition to its board. 

“With a background rooted in educational advancement and psychology, Dr. Scott-Johnson is known as a gifted administrator, teacher, and scholar,” said Rowen Foundation Board Chair, Sachin Shailendra.“ Her ability to ensure alignment across academic disciplines, diverse academic background, and worldview will offer a unique outlook to our board.”

Dr. Scott-Johnson became provost and vice president of academic affairs at her alma mater, Spelman College, in August 2023. Prior to returning to Spelman, she held the same positions at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. She is widely published in professional journals and has been a principal investigator for many research and program development grants, totaling more than $6 million.

“Joining the Rowen Foundation’s board is an opportunity to work alongside other academic and business leaders to solve problems that impact our state and beyond while opening the door for Georgians and Spelman students to be a part of these solutions,” said Dr. Scott-Johnson. “It is an honor to speak into the future of Rowen because I know it will have lasting effects on the trajectory of Georgia, our nation, and our world.”

For the last 17 years, Spelman College has been recognized by U.S. News as the nation’s number one HBCU and remains a top institution for Black or African American science and engineering doctorate recipients. Dr. Scott-Johnson has been a part of the Spelman family far longer than her professional title shows, as she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman. She went on to also earn a Master of Arts and Doctorate in Psychology and Neuroscience from Princeton University. In addition to her academic achievements, Dr. Scott-Johnson is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association of Heads of Psychology Departments (Board of Directors, 2007-2008), Project Kaleidoscope (National Advisory Board), Faculty for the 21st Century, Council of College of Arts and Sciences and the American Association of Colleges and Universities. 

“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Scott-Johnson to the board,” said Rowen Foundation President, Mason Ailstock.“ We also want to offer our thanks to Dr. Helene Gayle for her year of service on our board and Spelman’s ongoing support of our work, and we are eager to welcome Dr. Scott-Johnson as Spelman College’s newest representative.”

Dr. Scott-Johnson joins Rowen Chair and SG Contracting President Sachin Shailendra, Emory University Senior Vice President for Research Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner, Georgia Power President Kim Greene, Gwinnett Resident Sam Hinton, University of Georgia Provost Dr. S. Jack Hu, Georgia Gwinnett College President Dr. Jann L. Joseph, Georgia Institute of Technology Vice President of Institute Relations Bert Reeves, Former Congressional Advisor Arthur Tripp, and CEO and President of the Rowen Foundation Mason Ailstock on the board of the 2,000acre knowledge community.

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