College of Saint Elizabeth gets new V.P. of Academic Affairs

Frank Sargent
Frank Sargent

Frank Sargent, Ed.D., J.D., will join College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) in Morris Township in July as Vice President of Academic Affairs, serving as the College’s chief academic officer.

He will work closely with campus leadership and academic heads to ensure the College is advancing programs that foster the school’s academic vision and mission.

Sargent will oversee all academic departments and programs and has overall responsibility for academic policies, including those affecting faculty appointment, development, and promotion.

“We welcome Dr. Sargent to our leadership team,” said President Helen J. Streubert. “His background and credentials are impressive, and will serve this institution well as we plan for the future.”

Sargent comes to CSE from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., where he held the leadership positions of special liaison to the president for strategic initiatives, interim provost and dean of the Feinstein Graduate School.

Among his accomplishments at Johnson & Wales, Sargent led a comprehensive academic reorganization and dramatic curricular change, and was instrumental in the design, development and implementation of a Faculty Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation, designed to support faculty with scholarly efforts while promoting teaching and learning excellence.

A first-generation college student, Sargent obtained an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University, a J.D. from Suffolk University in Boston, Mass., and a Bachelor of Science from Salem State College in Salem, Mass.

His teaching interests include leadership, higher education leadership, and higher education administration theory and organizational culture.

Sargent is a practicing attorney and academic scholar whose research is aimed at helping higher education leaders better understand the law and its role in higher education.

He is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Association of Chief Academic Officers, New England Resource Center for Higher Education, Northeastern Educational Research Association, and the National Association for College and University Attorneys.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey, the College of Saint Elizabeth enrolls more than 1,500 full- and part-time students in more than 25 undergraduate, 10 graduate and two doctoral degree programs; an educational leadership and a Psy.D. in counseling psychology. For information on other activities or programs, visit the College of Saint Elizabeth web site at  


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