Merodie Hancock

Pres
Thomas Edison State University

Dr. Merodie A. Hancock currently serves as the fourth president of Thomas Edison State University. She assumed office on March 5, 2018, following an extensive national search. Prior to her election as president of Thomas Edison State University, Hancock served as president of SUNY Empire State College, where she was responsible for the operation of the school's 35 locations throughout New York, the worldwide Center for Distance Learning and eight international sites. At Empire State College, she oversaw the education of the college’s 20,000 students as well as the employment of 1,700 faculty and staff and active engagement with 70,000 alumni. Prior to joining SUNY Empire State College, Hancock served as vice president at Central Michigan University Global Campus, where she was responsible for delivering academic programs at the university’s remote campuses, military, and community college locations and online programs.



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