Saint Monica University Names American Scholar as Provost

Dr. Jeannine L. Scherenberg to Oversee Academic Units and Research Programs
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BUEA, Cameroon - Sept. 2, 2016 - PRLog -- Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced that Dr. Jeannine L. Scherenberg has been named the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA). In this position, she will serve as the second-ranking administrative officer and chief administrative officer, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer.

"I am pleased that President Asongu has entrusted me with the responsibility of leading the academic activities of Saint Monica University," said Dr. Jeannine L. Scherenberg, the new Provost and VPAA at SMU. "We were colleagues many years ago when he shared with me his vision of starting an American-style university in Africa. I am convinced that SMU is a force for immense rectitude and I will continue to support the President to bring his vision into reality."

As Provost and VPAA, Dr. Scherenberg will be assisted by the Associate Provost of Academic Affairs. She will also supervise three other Associate Vice Presidents in charge of Research and Sponsored Programs; Registrar; and Distance Learning and Learning Resources.

"Dr. Scherenberg is a visionary, integrative thinker dedicated to academic values, teaching, service, scholarly research activities, and collaboration," said Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. "She is an accomplished scholar with a record of excellence in teaching, research, and administrative leadership gained in a student-centered academic environment. She is also deeply committed to intellectual engagement and the creation of a compelling academic environment; has respect for shared governance and has the ability to work collaboratively, yet decisively, which is an important requirements for success in this role. I want to thank her for accepting to help us out again."

Dr. Scherenberg has been volunteering for Saint Monica University since the inception of the University, where she has held many positions on a pro bono basis. She began serving SMU as Associate Professor of Business, where she taught many courses and was voted the best faculty in 2013. She was later named the Dean of the School of Business and Public Policy. She holds a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Benedictine University, Chicago, and a Master of Business Administration from the National Louis University, Lisle, and the Bachelor of Science from the same university, Wheaton campus. She has taught at many universities including Rockford University, where she was a colleague of the SMU President.

About Saint Monica University: The American International University

Saint Monica University (SMU) is an American-style non-ecclesiastical Catholic institution, offering career-focused programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. With headquarters in the United States, it is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. Saint Monica University Institute of Cameroon is a leading private university in Cameroon. SMU is focused on the student experience and helping our students achieve their educational and career goals, and contributing to a more sustainable society. We offer various certificates and diplomas as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees through the School of Arts, Education, & Humanities (SAEH); School of Business & Public Policy (SBPP); School of Health & Human Services (SHHS); and School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET). SMU is accredited in the United Kingdom by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) with Accreditation No: AS22357/0614 and is listed on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) with the UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN): 10048183. SMU is also fully accredited in Cameroon by the National Commission on Private Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) as "Saint Monica University Institute of Cameroon" with the Ordinance of Creation No: E14/0028/MINESUP/SG/DDES and the Ministerial Letter No: 15-09643/L/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/MM authorizing SMU to offer over 50 undergraduate and graduate diploma and degree programs. SMU is a member of many international academic organizations including the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Global Universities In Distance Education (GUIDE), and the Talloires Network. For more information about SMU, visit our website: or write to us at
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