Colleen has accumulated more than 35 years of experience in education in a career serving students as a teacher, school counselor and administrator. Prior to joining Husson University, she oversaw the development of civil rights and ethics programs as the Director of Counseling Services at Foxcroft Academy and the Dean of Students at John Bapst School. In 2003 she was named the Maine School Counselor of the Year by the New England Association of College Admission Counseling, and has been a consultant for the design of critical incident management programs and ethics programs for middle and secondary schools. She is past president of MESCA, a member of NEACAC, NACAC, ACA, MeCA, NAFSA, and AIRC.
Colleen holds an undergraduate degree in English and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from the University of Maine. More than 18 years of experience working with international students and the building of international boarding programs have cemented her belief in the importance of intercultural experiences for young people. When she is not on a plane heading for the other side of the globe, Colleen is very happy to be at home on her farm, kayaking at the lake, or hiking the trails of Maine with her husband John and her son Ian.