Marlowe Named Executive Director of Phi Theta Kappa Foundation

Dr. Monica Marlowe has been named executive director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, effective May 1.

Marlowe most recently served as chief advancement officer at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Prior to that, she served as district director of institutional relations and strategic communications, special assistant to the president, and coordinator of institutional development at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC).

"We are proud to welcome Dr. Marlowe to the Phi Theta Kappa family,” said President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “She brings expertise, experience and a passion for our students. I am confident that Dr. Marlowe will strengthen PTK’s existing relationships and build new partnerships that support our mission.”

Marlowe is an MGCCC graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in library and information science from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Education from William Carey University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in community college leadership from Mississippi State University.

A native of Wiggins, Mississippi, Marlowe has served as secretary/treasurer of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership Board and as a board member for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.

She is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and serves as a board member elect and conference coordinator for the Society of Educators and Scholars.

“As I witnessed firsthand the impact of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while working in the community college system, I gained deep appreciation for the opportunities provided to students to help them achieve educational and personal goals,” Marlowe said. “I am privileged to be the next executive director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and look forward to being a part of the outstanding team dedicated to making membership and benefits accessible to many more deserving students.”

The mission of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation is to secure the financial resources to support the values, vision and priorities of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Marlowe will be the second executive director in the Foundation’s nine-year history, replacing Dr. Nancy Rieves, who helped to establish it in 2008. Rieves left the post in 2016 to pursue a career in consulting.



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