BETSY NEWMAN NAMED BABSON COLLEGE VP OF STUDENT AFFAIRS AND PROGRAM STRATEGY
Betsy Newman, Babson’s Dean of Student Affairs, has been named to the newly created role of Vice President for Student Affairs and Program Strategy for the College.
In this position, Newman will continue to serve as Babson’s Chief Student Affairs officer with additional responsibilities related to planning and strategy for college-wide programs and broader oversight of student affairs areas. In particular, Newman will be charged with creating and overseeing programs that aim to build a stronger campus climate focused on the achievement and development of students, both inside and outside of the classroom. In close partnership with faculty, staff, and leaders across campus, Newman will continue to shape the vision and strategy for the student experience in ways that align with, connect to and reinforce the College’s vision “to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create economic and social value – everywhere.”
As Vice President, Newman will provide leadership to the following areas: : Athletics and Recreation, Campus Store, Community Standards, Counseling Services, Crisis Management, Faith and Service, Food Services, Graduate Student Life, Health Services, Public Safety, Residence Life, Sorenson Center for the Arts, Student Activities and Leadership, and Student Affairs Administration.
“Betsy Newman has distinguished herself both on and off campus as a thought leader in her field, as a strong student advocate and mentor, and as an outstanding administrator. Her boundless energy and keen analytical skills have allowed her to have a direct impact on almost every aspect of the Babson student experience during her time here.” Dennis Hanno, Dean of Graduate School and Vice Provost
Newman joined Babson as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in 2004 and was promoted to the Dean of Student Affairs position in 2007. Prior to joining Babson, Newman was the Director of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research at Stonehill College. Newman earned a B.S. degree from Babson College and an Ed.M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Harvard University.