Marsha Besong is the assistant chancellor for student academic success at Rutgers University-Camden. Besong has worked in a variety of positions in the nonprofit and education sectors and prides herself on successfully developing and implementing robust student-centered programs that promote student success. Besong’s career is multi-faceted and she has directed a community center focusing on holistic educational and support services for pre-school students through adults for Philadelphia’s Beacon School Project; managed student success initiatives and student affairs at Harcum College; managed strategic planning and school reform efforts for two elementary schools at Drexel University, and implemented a Department of Labor grant at the School District of Philadelphia to increase student achievement and career readiness at ten persistently dangerous comprehensive high schools. When not developing new student programming, she enjoys travelling the world and has visited seventeen countries with many more to see.
Besong holds a B.A. in African American studies from Temple University, an M.S. in nonprofit management from Eastern University, and an Ed.D. in leadership and innovation from Wilmington University.