Massasoit Community College welcomes two new deans this summer as Dr. Michael Roggow has been appointed to dean of Massasoit’s Business & Technology Department, and Dr. Harriette Scott joins the college as dean of Humanities and Communication Arts. Dr. Roggow was most recently the dean of the division of Business, Criminal Justice and Law at Schenectady County Community College in upstate New York. Dr. Scott comes from Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma where she was the dean of Student Affairs – Student Judicial Affairs and Wellness.

Dr. Michael Roggow and Dr. Harriette Scott

“Our search committees and open faculty and staff forums met with several exceptional candidates for each position, and Dr. Roggow and Dr. Scott both stood out for their dedication to students’ learning and ability to lead others,” said Massasoit Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Barbara McCarthy. “Dr. Roggow has done incredible work in New York, and success has followed Dr. Scott’s career throughout the southeast.”

Dr. Roggow has more than 20 years of experience building academic programs in community colleges within the State University of New York and the City University of New York. He has a record of securing grant funding to support students in their first year of college, with an eye on strengthening retention and graduation rates. Dr. Roggow taught psychology at City University and research methodology at New York University, and he has been published in and guest editor of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice and the New Directions for Community Colleges. Dr. Roggow served on the board of the American Association of Community College’s Council for the Study of Community Colleges.

Dr. Scott is native of St. Louis, Missouri and began her career in public education there. She taught in the public-school system in Norfolk, Virginia and has received “Teacher of the Year” and/or “Service Excellence” recognitions in four states. Dr. Scott has held full time faculty and administrative positions in both academic and student affairs at multi-campus community colleges in Oklahoma, Missouri, South Carolina, and North Carolina. She is a mentor, has volunteered with the United Way, served on the Greater Tulsa African American Affairs Commission, and is an active member of the alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Dr. Scott studies, writes, and presents on student success, women in leadership, civility, equity, and diversity and inclusion. 

Dr. Roggow holds M.A. and Ed.D. degrees in Higher Education Administration from New York University, a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State University, and an A.S. in Business Administration from Corning Community College. Dr. Scott earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia, her M.A.T. degree from Norfolk State University, and her Ed.D. in Higher Education in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University.