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Macaulay Honors College is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Roblin Meeks as Macaulay’s new Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Meeks comes to Macaulay with a wealth of experience in academia and significant contributions to student success at his previous institutions.

“We are delighted to have Roblin Meeks join our team at Macaulay Honors College,” said Dean Byrne. “Dr. Meeks brings over twenty years of progressive academic, administrative, and leadership experience to the role as well as a deep commitment to the twin goals of access and excellence in Honors education.”

Prior to joining Macaulay Honors College, Meeks was the Associate Dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Fordham University, where he oversaw the Lincoln Center campus operations. He was responsible for reimagining the student experience and developing new academic and professional programs in health professions.

Dr. Meeks’s experience also includes executive leadership positions at Hunter College, where he served as Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs in the School of Arts & Sciences, and at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives, and Associate to the Provost for Extended Learning. In each of these complex roles, he oversaw the development of new programs, particularly those that infused new resources into his portfolio, supported faculty in the development of new curriculum, and advanced inclusive excellence in academic affairs.

Dr. Meeks brings expertise in strategic planning; program assessment; diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB); and partnership cultivation to the role of Senior Associate Dean. He will collaborate with Dean Dara Byrne, the college’s senior staff, and Macaulay’s eight partner campuses to elevate the visibility of CUNY Honors in the national landscape.

“I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity join Dean Byrne in leading the Macaulay Honors College into its next phase,” said Meeks. “And to help raise the profile of this consequential institution still further, to champion its powerful story of possibility.”

Meeks holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a concentration in Cognitive Science, as well as an M.Phil. and M.A. in Philosophy from the City University of New York Graduate Center. He also has a B.A. in Philosophy from Kansas State University. His research engages questions of self-identification and self-representation where philosophy and psychology intersect, including mirror self-recognition, imitation, and senses of bodily ownership. He is also a published essayist and author of creative nonfiction exploring parenting, time, love, and selfhood.