Karen has served 25 years in many different capacities at Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC). At the time of the Fellowship, she was Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment, serving as an integral part of the President’s executive team and tasked with making student success the central priority in every college effort, budget, and innovation. KVCC is one of seven community colleges within the Maine Community College System, is located in Fairfield, and offers a range of associate degree and certificate training programs. Karen earned her Bachelor’s degree from Saint Anselm College in Sociology and a received a Master’s degree in Pre-clinical Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
After completing the Fellowship, Karen stepped in to serve as Interim President at KVCC in 2021.