Administration

Sister Janet Eisner, SNDdeN
President
A.B., Emmanuel College;
M.A., Boston College;
Ph.D., University of Michigan 

Maureen Ashburn
Executive Director of the Career Center
B.A., Regis College;
M.B.A., Suffolk University

Susan Benzie
Associate Dean of Students/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
B.A., Holy Cross;
M.S.M., Emmanuel College 

William Boozang
Executive Director of Online Programs and Associate Dean
B.A., Saint Anselm College;
M.A., Rivier University;
M.Ed., Eastern Nazarene College;
Ph.D., Northeastern University 

Kristen Conroy
Vice President of Alumni Relations and Strategic Engagement
B.A., Boston College 

Terrence P. Devino, S.J.
Vice President of Campus Ministries and College Chaplain
B.A., Worcester State College
M.Div., Seton Hall University

 Molly DiLorenzo
Vice President of College Relations
B.A., Boston College;
M.S., Emmanuel College 

Sister Anne Mary Donovan, SNDdeN
Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
A.B., Emmanuel College;
M.A., University of New Hampshire;
M.B.A., Boston College 

Michelle Erickson
Executive Assistant to the President
B.A., Assumption College 

Jennifer Forry
Dean of Students
B.A., Franklin Pierce University;
M.Ed., Suffolk University;
Ed.D., Regis College

Dorice Y. Griffith
Assistant Dean of Student Learning and Success/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
B.A., Emmanuel College;
M.Ed., Bridgewater State College;
M.A., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Danielle Kellermann
Vice President of Development
B.F.A., Boston University;
M.A., University College Cork 

John Kelly
Director of Campus Safety
B.S., Boston State College;
M.S., Anna Maria College 

Josef M. Kurtz
Chief Academic Officer/Vice President of Academic Affairs/Professor of Biology
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Ph.D., Harvard Medical School 

Wendy LaBron
Assistant Dean, Academic Resource Center
B.A., Northern Arizona University;
M.A., San Francisco State University

Karen Storin Linitz
Associate Dean of Library and Learning Resources
B.A., University of Massachusetts;
MILS, University of Michigan
J.D., Georgetown University

Bryan Mahoney
Associate Vice President of Integrated Marketing
B.A., Fairfield University
M.S., Emmanuel College

Michael Mullaney
Associate Vice President of Finance/Controller
B.S., Providence College;
M.B.A., Northeastern University 

Erin Farmer Noonan
Vice President of Human Resources/Risk Management, Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
B.S., Salem State College;
M.A., Emmanuel College 

Cynthia O’Callaghan
Dean of Academic Administration and Graduate and Professional Programs
B.S., M.A., Emmanuel College 

Samuel O’Neill
Special Assistant to the President
B.A., M.A.L.S., Georgetown University 

Sean Philpott
Vice President of Information Resources and Planning/Chief Information Officer
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin 

Jennifer Porter
Associate Vice President of Student Financial Services
B.A., Providence College;
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo 

Sandra M. Robbins
Dean of Enrollment
B.S., Bentley College

E. Elizabeth Ross
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness/Chief Data Officer
B.S., M.Ed., Suffolk University;
Ed.D., Regis College

Jeffrey Smith, Jr.
Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
B.A., Hiram College;
M.B.A., Baldwin-Wallace University

Sister Susan Thornell, SNDdeN
Associate Dean of Academic Advising
B.A., Emmanuel College;
M.A., College of New Rochelle

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