Carol has devoted her four-plus-decade career to education, beginning at the 7/12 level, through college/graduate school faculty, to college president. Her driving philosophy has been the continuous improvement of the student experience and student success. Her college career began in the emerging community college system in Massachusetts; at Massasoit College, she served as faculty, Divisional Chair, and Assistant Academic Dean. Carol then moved to the private, two-year sector to accept the position of Chief Academic Officer at Lasell College, MA, followed by School Dean at Lesley College. After a short time at ACE’s Office of Women, she accepted the position of Provost at Mercy College, NY. After this post, she accepted the presidency of Lyndon State College, Vermont, followed by three subsequent presidencies. Overall, Carol has served nine colleges — both 2- and 4-year, public and private, and women’s and co-ed institutions. Her contributions at multiple colleges include leading the development of over thirty new majors, numerous strategic plans, successful accreditations both regional and programmatic, and creating financial stability. She received a B.A. and M.A from Montclair State University in Biology and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Northeastern University.