Jane McBride Gates is Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Connecticut State Colleges and Universities since August 5, 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Arkansas State University; a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Sciences with areas of concentration in Organizational Behavior, Public Policy Analysis, Legislative Process and Chinese Politics from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Gates has completed the Harvard School of Education Management Development Program, Leadership America Forum, and the Harvard Graduate School Institute for Management and Leadership.
Dr. Gates has written on numerous aspects of public policy, including the effects of welfare-to-work programs, analysis of public service employment programs, “Bridging the Gap between Town and Gown: Local Government Expertise and the Role of the University”; several referenced articles and monographs. Gates is editor/contributor to the first edition of the book, Pathways to Success.
Gates has a distinguished record of community service. She served on the Board of Directors, United Way, City of Savannah, Civil Service Commission, member of International Quality Education Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, Community Oriented Policing Leadership Council, Connecticut Legislative Task Force for Minority Teacher Recruitment and American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Task Force on Teacher Education.
She is a member of the Fairfield County Chapter of the LINKS, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is married to Alfred J. Gates and has one son, Jerron Gates, of Reading, Pennsylvania.