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Leadership Forum

The Leadership Forum serves as a mechanism for communication and consultation, and to facilitate communication among the administrative units of the College. The Leadership Forum meets twice each semester for reports from the President, Provost and others. The agenda is set a week in advance and usually includes a special report on a specific topic of general interest.

2019 - 2020 Membership

President’s Council

Bette Bergeron, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Sal Cania, VP, College Advancement
Nicole Conant, Chief of Staff
Eric Duchscherer, Interim Dean of Students
Kristin Esterberg, President
Gretchen Galbraith, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Allen Grant, Dean, School of Education & Professional Studies
Eric Johnston-Ortiz, Vice President for Business Affairs
Melissa Proulx, Director, Human Resources
Michael Sitton, Dean, Crane School of Music
Bernadette Tiapo, Chief Diversity Officer
Mindy Thompson, Assistant VP, Communications

Academic Affairs

Lauren Jackson-Beck, Director of Libraries
Sabel Bong, Director, EOP
Laura Carbone, Program Coordinator, Watertown Extension Center
Stephanie Claxton, Registrar
Robin Collen, Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences
Debbie Conrad, Interim Associate Dean, Education and Professional Studies
Jason Dominie, Executive Director, CPS
Susan Godreau, Director, Financial Aid
Alan Hersker, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Continuing Education
David Heuser, Associate Dean, Crane School of Music
Jack McGuire, Interim Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Sean Partridge, Director, Student Success Center
Jill Pearon, Associate Provost
Jenica Rogers, Dorf Endowed Director of Applied Learning
April Vasher-Dean, Director, The Art Museum


Karen Clary, Foundation Business Manager
Jason Ladouceur, Director, Gift Planning
Sherry Paradis, Director, Donor Relations

Business Affairs

Susie Cobb, Purchasing & Payables Coordinator
Andy Martin, Assistant Facilities Program Coordinator
Beth Todd, Interim Director, Student Accounts

Diversity Equity and Inclusion



Blair Madore, Faculty Senate Chair
Kathryn Jeror, (Tri) Chair (E&PS), Council of Chairs and Program Coordinators
Hadley Kruczek-Aaron, (Tri) Chair (A&S), Council of Chairs and Program Coordinators
Arlene Stillwell, Secretary for Chair’s Council
Lonel Woods, (Tri) Chair (Crane) of Council of Chairs and Program Coordinators

Institutional Effectiveness & Enrollment Management

Tom Nesbitt, Director, Admissions
Judy Singh, Director, Institutional Research and Assessment

Student Affairs

Tim Ashley, Chief of Police
Julie Dold, Director, Residence Life
Sharief Hashim, Athletics Director
Patrick Meldrim, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards
Ruth Policella, Director of Campus Life

Student Government Association

Kalis Nunes, SGA President