Staff Profile

Student Affairs Staff

Dawn Ellinwood

Vice President for Student Affairs

"My passion is the student experience," says Dawn Ellinwood, who joined Saint Michael's as Vice President for Student Affairs in July 2012. "I was attracted to Saint Michael's because of the way this college interacts with students and the way Saint Michael's speaks of students"

Dawn hopes to build on the strong foundation of service apparent in the Saint Michael's Student Affairs arena. "I want to make Student Affairs even stronger with the vision of improving the student experience," she says."I have an irrepressible dedication to the overall educational experience of my students."

She has focused her career on the importance of a positive student experience and has worked to continuously improve the experience for each student in and outside the classroom.

Ellinwood was Dean of Students at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, from 2008 to 2012, and before that was Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, MA, from 1996-2008.

Dawn Ellinwood, vice president for student life, was a guest on the Vermont Public Radio (VPR) for its noontime call-in show Vermont Edition, on September 20, talking about emotional support animals for students. Earlier in September, the local ABC/Fox affiliate Channels 22/44 on its newscasts, as part of a regular segment called "Women Lead," featured anchor Lauren Maloney interviewing Dawn about her work both for Saint Michael’s and chairing the board for Mercy Connections in Burlington.
(posted January 2019)

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