Specialist
dorcaslcolvin@gmail.com • (336) 978-4173

 

Dr. Dorcas ColvinDr. Dorcas L. Colvin, during her 40-year career in public higher education, served in a variety of professional roles, including chief labor relations and human resource officer, chief planning officer and executive vice chancellor. Her experience included working effectively with executive officers, Boards of Trustees and major stakeholders at multiple institutions (William Paterson University in New Jersey, SUNY Buffalo State and Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina) where she earned a reputation for developing creative solutions to organizational issues and building consensus to manage institutional priorities and achieve results.

Dr. Colvin served as vice president for leadership development and member services at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) where she led initiatives to integrate services, improve program effectiveness and efficiency, consolidate conference operations and establish a corporate partnership program.

As an independent specialist with the AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development, Dr. Colvin offers broad leadership experience and expertise in designing and implementing successful initiatives, strategic planning, leading change, organizational unit assessment, career coaching for middle managers, professional development program design, and project management.

Specialties

As an independent specialist with the AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development, Dr. Colvin offers broad leadership experience and expertise in designing and implementing successful initiatives, strategic planning, leading change, organizational unit assessment, career coaching for middle managers, professional development program design and project management.

Service Highlights

  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Board of Directors, Buffalo, New York
  • United Way of Buffalo and Erie County Board of Directors
  • Peter and Elizabeth Tower Foundation Board of Directors, Buffalo, New York
  • Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, Chair
  • Studio Arena Theatre Board of Directors, Buffalo, New York
  • Senior Services Board of Directors, Winston-Salem, NC

Selective Honors

  • CUPA-HR Regional Excellence Award
  • Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Community Service Award
  • YWCA of Western New York Community Service Award

Education

  • Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Business Administration, University of Iowa
  • A.B., Sociology, Brown University