, Dean of Institutional Equity & Inclusion
John F. McKnight, Jr. Ed.D.

Dean of Institutional Equity & Inclusion

John F. McKnight Jr. joined Connecticut College in 2016 as dean of institutional equity and inclusion. He is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the work of equity and inclusion, and collaborates with leaders across campus to fulfill its commitment to full participation. He oversees the offices of the equity and compliance programs, gender and sexuality programs, race and ethnicity programs, and religious and spiritual life.

Education
B.A., The University of Florida
M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

McKnight holds a doctorate of education in administration and leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master of science in higher education administration from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida.

Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion
 , Dean of Institutional Equity & Inclusion
John F. McKnight, Jr. Ed.D.

Dean of Institutional Equity & Inclusion

John F. McKnight Jr. joined Connecticut College in 2016 as dean of institutional equity and inclusion. He is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the work of equity and inclusion, and collaborates with leaders across campus to fulfill its commitment to full participation. He oversees the offices of the equity and compliance programs, gender and sexuality programs, race and ethnicity programs, and religious and spiritual life.

Education
B.A., The University of Florida
M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

McKnight holds a doctorate of education in administration and leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master of science in higher education administration from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida.

Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion
 , Associate Dean of the College; Dean of Juniors, Seniors and Transfers; POSSE Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Co-Coordinator
Marina Melendez

Associate Dean of the College; Dean of Juniors, Seniors and Transfers; POSSE Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Co-Coordinator

As dean of juniors and seniors, Marina Melendez counsels and advises students on their educational goals while monitoring their progress toward graduation. She serves as a liaison between students and resources on campus and partners with faculty and staff across the college to ensure academic success. She also is the coordinator for the POSSE Scholars Program and oversees transfers to the College.

Lynne McCue

Senior Assistant to the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion

Lynne McCue joined the College in 1999. She began as a part-time administrative assistant in the Psychology department later worked in the English department for one year before joining the Dean of the College’s office full-time. The Dean of the College became the Dean of the College/Senior Diversity Officer with the hiring of Armando Bengochea, who then brought the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program to Connecticut College, and Lynne has been the assistant for this program ever since its arrival.