Pamela Person


Pam Person

Director, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

Pam is an experienced academic director with a talent for designing successful programs that integrate students’ academic, community, and professional interests. Since 2002 Pam has served as the first full-time director of learning communities at UC; in 2004 she was tapped to expand the university’s first-year experience initiatives. She has been a key contributor to the development of Integrated Core Learning, UC’s signature approach to undergraduate education. Her broad leadership experience combined with her expertise in curriculum design, experiential learning, and student development has bolstered her ability to create programs that have a lasting, positive impact upon student persistence and academic achievement. In recognition of her work and its impact upon the University of Cincinnati, Pam was selected in 2007 as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate and was recently appointed to serve on the Advisory Board of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. 

Prior to joining UC, Pam served as Director of Career Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in leadership roles at Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and Virginia Tech. Pam’s advice to first-year students is to engage actively in collegiate life. In particular, take courses that intrigue you, talk with your faculty outside of class, and join co-curricular organizations to interact with faculty and peers who share similar intellectual interests. Focusing on what interests and excites you will open doors to opportunities currently unimagined.