Mary McDonough, PhD, will become the Provost of Berkeley College, effective July 1, 2015.

Mary McDonough, PhD, will become the Provost of Berkeley College, effective July 1, 2015.

Mary McDonough, PhD, will become the Provost at Berkeley College, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. McDonough will assume the position vacated by the former Provost, Marianne P. Vakalis, EdD, who will assume a new role as Dean of Strategic Initiatives. Under the direction of the President, the Provost serves as the chief academic officer of the College.

“Dr. McDonough’s varied background, as well as her in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the Berkeley College community, and her passion for our students and faculty, make her especially qualified to become our Provost at Berkeley College,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “She takes the academic helm at a time when Berkeley College offers students many choices and opportunities for career success.”

Dr. McDonough joined the Berkeley College faculty as a member of the Business Department in 2000. She has instructed in general business subjects such as management, organizational behavior, staffing, leadership and strategy for online and onsite classes. She also has served as Vice President, Academic Affairs, for Berkeley College in White Plains, NY, and as Vice President, Academic Affairs, for Dover Business College. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses both onsite and online at other institutions, including the College of Saint Elizabeth, Seton Hall University, the University of Nebraska and Upper Iowa University.

Dr. McDonough holds a PhD in Human Resource Development from the University of Nebraska, an MS in Human Resource Management from Upsala College, and a BS in Political Science from Ramapo College.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies in Woodland Park, NJ, which offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management.

Berkeley College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year. The website address is