Cindy Jebb became Ramapo College of New Jersey's fifth president on July 6, 2021. In her first few months as president of the state's premier liberal arts college, Ramapo developed)its Fall Operations Plan with the priority of ensuring a healthy, well, safe, and vibrant student experience, while embracing a culture of dignity and respect marked by empathy, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Moreover, under her leadership, the College has launched its 2021-2022 Strategic Planning process through a set of campus-wide summits known as The Future Series, a Needs Statement Process, and Campus Master Planning.
Dr. Jebb joined Ramapo College following her retirement from the U.S. military after 39 years of service at the rank of Brigadier General, Professor Emerita, and as the first woman Dean of the Academic Board at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Prior to her appointment as Dean, Dr. Jebb served as Professor and Head of the Department of Social Sciences. Additionally, she has served at home and abroad; conducted human security research in Africa; and completed study projects in Iraq and Afghanistan to include serving as a senior advisor to the Chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq during the Summer of 2015.
Dr. Jebb earned a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a M.A. in
Political Science from Duke, an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the
Naval War College, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds an honorary doctorate from Bard College. Dr. Jebb and her husband, who reside in Mahwah, have four grown children (including their daughter-in-law) and one grandchild.