Pascale Charlot is the President of Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus. Dr. Charlot previously served as Dean of the Honors College, where she improved the quality of the program by developing an innovative equity pathway for first-generation college students from historically underrepresented communities that integrates both academic affairs and student services. As a testament to her efforts, she was selected by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to join the 2019-2020 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a leadership program aimed at preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success, both in college and in the labor market.
Not unlike the students she serves, Dr. Charlot, a Haitian-American, had a nontraditional path to her current role. She attained her bachelor of arts in sociology and economics with a certificate in women’s studies from Duke University as a transfer student. She later earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan School of Law. She has also held assistant dean positions at New York University School of Law and Rutgers Law School-Newark, where she demonstrated success in building student-centered learning communities fueled by a culture of care to help students achieve their goals. Always looking for ways to bring out the best in others, Dr. Charlot creates the right conditions for people to succeed.