Dr. Merodie A. Hancock serves as the fourth president of Thomas Edison State University, having assumed office on March 5, 2018, following an extensive national search.
She is a nationally recognized leader in the administration and delivery of innovative education programs for adult students. Access, success and completion are the mainstays of Hancock's educational philosophy. Through decades of meaningful interaction with nontraditional learners, she says she knows empirically that education is the nexus through which one's capability is harnessed for positive personal and professional growth and societal impact. She has dedicated her career to serving a multitude of underrepresented populations, including veterans and active-duty military members.