The Honors College at Miami Dade College has a new chief.
Pascale Charlot was appointed to the position after Alexandria Holloway retired in late August.
Most recently, Charlot was dean of student affairs at New York University School of Law.
“I think that students at Miami Dade can look forward to Dean Charlot being a caring dean who will always have students’ best interests in mind,” said her former colleague at NYU Michelle Adorno, currently the assistant dean for admissions at the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law. “I think students can expect her to continually work to enhance the educational experience at Miami Dade so that it is as rewarding as possible for all students.”
Charlot earned her bachelor’s in sociology and economics with a certificate in women studies from Duke University and her juris doctorate’s from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Dean’s Scholar.
She then went on to be an assistant district attorney in New York and the manager of a program that sought to develop computer learning centers in more than 100 townships in South Africa.
“Our mission was to create more computer learning centers that were not only better but more accessible to students,” Charlot said.
Charlot started her educational administrative career by serving as an associate director of the Public Interest Law Center at NYU School of Law where she advised students who were interested in pursuing public interest opportunities.
After leaving NYU, she became the assistant dean and director for the Minority Student Program at Rutgers University.
Shortly after, she returned to NYU to become the dean of student affairs at the school of law.
“Through my journey, I discovered I was really interested in having an impact in peoples lives sooner,” Charlot said. “Thanks to my experience I know what graduate students are looking for and I think my knowledge will definitely be useful for the undergraduate community here at MDC’s Honors College.”
Charlot is grateful for the foundation Holloway has built at the Honors College.
Holloway was instrumental in launching the Honors College back in 2002, serving as the college’s dean for the first 10 years. The program’s graduates regularly attend academic juggernauts such as Georgetown University, NYU and Columbia University.
“I believe she will maintain the integrity and international reputation of the college and help it move to greater heights,” Holloway said.