Monica Parrish Trent has been selected to be the next provost at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania. She will take office on June 18.
Delaware County Community College, located in a suburb west of Philadelphia, enrolls nearly 11,500 students, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 31 percent of the student body.
Dr. Trent currently serves as instructional dean of the English Language for Academic Purposes, Linguistics, and Communications at Montgomery College in Maryland. She has been on the faculty at Montgomery College since 2000. Earlier, she was a tenured professor at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey, and has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland, College Park and Northern Virginia Community College.
Dr. Trent holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in English from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She earned a Ph.D. in community college leadership from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.