Pamela J. Monaco, Ph.D.
Dr. Monaco is an accomplished administrator who brings more than thirty years of experience in higher education to OCC. Dr. Monaco recently served as the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to this position, she held senior leadership roles in higher education institutions in Kansas, California, and Florida. Dr. Monaco earned a Ph.D. in English and a Master of Arts degree in English from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.; and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. As a passionate advocate for community colleges, Dr. Monaco believes that education transforms lives, and she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to removing the barriers that stand in the way of student success.
"A passionate advocate for community colleges, Dr. Monaco believes that education transforms lives, and she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to removing the barriers that stand in the way of student success. The Board is confident that Dr. Monaco will be a dynamic and proactive leader at OCC, one who shares our values and goals for the future and whose strategic vision and collaborative spirit will position the College to thrive and excel in the years ahead."
- Board Chair, Jerry Dasti
The Presidential Inauguration of Pamela J. Monaco, Ph.D.
On Friday, October 13, 2023, Ocean County College will celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Pamela J. Monaco, who became the College’s fifth president – and first female president – on July 1.
The ceremony will be available via livestream.
WHAT: OCC’s Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Pamela J. Monaco
WHEN: Friday, October 13, 2023, at 12:30 p.m.
Ocean County College
Board of Trustees
Jerry J. Dasti, Chair
Linda L. Novak, Vice Chair
Frank J. Dupignac, Jr., Treasurer
Stephan R. Leone, Secretary
Robert A. Fall
Carl V. Thulin, Jr.
Casey Conner, Student/Alumni Member
John C. Sahradnik, Counsel
Ocean County College
Board of Commissioners
Joseph H. Vicari, Director
Gary Quinn, Deputy Director
Barbara Jo Crea
Virginia E. Haines, Liaison to Ocean County College
John P. Kelly