President's Administrative Cabinet
Walter C. Breau, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Berchmans Hall, room 113
413-265-2222 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Walter C. Breau, Ph.D., resumed his duties as vice president of academic affairs on July 1, 2009, after having spent a year as acting president of Elms College. Walter had served as vice president of academic affairs at the college from July 2006 to June 2008. Previously, he was academic chair for the Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology from 2000-2006.
A native of Westfield, Massachusetts, Walter majored in animal science and animal physiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, earning a bachelor of science degree in 1982 and a master of science degree in 1984.
He received a doctorate in physiology and virology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1989. Following post-doctoral positions at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine and the department of microbiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he became a member of the Elms College faculty in the Biology Department in 1994.
Walter is published in the fields of molecular virology and lactation physiology, and is the recipient of numerous research, teaching, and technology grants. He has served on various college-wide committees, including most recently, the Strategic Planning Committee, which he chaired.
Walter resides in Vernon, Vermont, with his wife, Elizabeth, and four children, Jeffrey, Miranda, Alexander, and Kirsten. He was elected to the Vernon School Board in 2004, and again in 2006, and was appointed board clerk in 2005.
Brian Doherty, M.B.A.
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Berchmans Hall, room 111
413-265-2372 | email@example.com
Brian E. Doherty has been a senior finance executive since 1985, including stints as CFO for a number of entrepreneurial-stage companies.
His experience includes formulating strategy, establishing budgets and performance reporting, raising debt and equity capital, managing cash flow, driving improvements in operations, and structuring strategic partnerships and mergers.
Prior to entering private industry, Brian was a certified public accountant for 10 years at Coopers & Lybrand, where he serviced diverse clients in the San Francisco, Rotterdam, and Boston offices.
He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting, and a master's degree in finance from Northeastern University.
Kevin M. Edwards, CFRE
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Mary Dooley College Center, room 203
413-265-2496 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Edwards has been the assistant vice president for development at Marywood since 2001, and before that served as Marywood's director of development. During his tenure at Marywood, annual pledge commitments to the university increased from $3.6 million in 2001 to $13.2 million in 2007. In 2003, he helped develop a $64 million Revenue Enhancement Plan for Marywood that is scheduled to end next year, and is ahead of its cumulative goals.
His bachelor's degree is from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and he complete his master's degree in philanthropy and development from St. Mary's University in Minnesota.
Vice President of Student Affairs
Mary Dooley College Center, room 110
413-265-2210 | email@example.com
John Keller, who joined Elms College in July 2009 as the vice president of student affairs, supervises student services ranging from athletics to residential life.
John most recently was vice president for student development and dean of students at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He previously was director of student development and director of residence life at Minnesota State University's branch in Akita, Japan; and director of resident services at the University of South Dakota. He has also held positions in student affairs at Kent State University, Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College, and Shippensburg University.
John has a master of science degree in counseling from Shippensburg University, and has completed doctoral work in education administration at Kent State University.