Scripps Welcomes Two New Members of Senior Staff
Binti Harvey joined the Scripps community on June 30, 2014, as chief marketing and communications officer. Harvey was previously with Caltech, where she served as the senior director of strategic communications. She brings an extensive body of knowledge that includes institutional identity management; leadership of teams of copywriters, designers, and editors; production of compelling and creative content for print and electronic outlets; crisis management; media relations; community relations; and leveraging technology and digital media tools.
“Binti brings great knowledge, creativity, and enthusiasm to Scripps, and I am very excited that she is a member of our campus community,” President Bettison-Varga says. “She has been brilliantly successful in developing close partnerships with department and program staff across campus at Caltech, which enabled her to create communications strategies and programs addressing the priorities of the institute while meeting the needs of the campus.”
Harvey was also director of communications and community engagement for the Pasadena Unified School District, director of communications and media relations for the Los Angeles Unified School District, assistant to the city manager of South Gate, and assistant deputy mayor of the City of Los Angeles, where she honed her skills in crisis management and communications. She got her start in communications as a reporter for CBS’ MarketWatch.
“Sharing the story of Scripps’ commitment to educating women of bold vision, courageous leadership, and boundless potential is a thrilling opportunity,” Harvey says. “I am excited at the prospect of shaping a marketing organization that will reflect the College’s aspirations, extend its influence, and expand its community of support worldwide.”
Harvey earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California.
Charlotte H. Johnson made a cross-country trek to fill the vital role of vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Prior to her August 1 appointment, she served as dean of the college at Dartmouth College and vice president and dean at Colgate University; previously she was director of academic services and assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Michigan Law School.
“Charlotte has built an impressive career as a student affairs professional, educator, and sought-after presenter on diversity and pipeline issues,” says Bettison-Varga. “Her commitment to student success — combined with her experience, body of work, and law background — make her a wonderful fit for the College.”
Johnson’s higher education career combines leadership, management, and strategic planning with direct involvement with students as well as fundraising and alumni relations roles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Detroit, where she graduated first in her class, and a law degree from the University of Michigan. Johnson was the first African American partner at her Detroit law firm and has blazed a path for other women aspiring to senior leadership positions in higher education. She was the first woman to be named dean of the college at Colgate and one of two women to hold her position at Dartmouth.
“I am beyond pleased to join the Scripps family and The Claremont Colleges,” Johnson says. “President Bettison-Varga has set forth a progressive and inclusive vision for the College, and I am truly excited to be a part of her team.”
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