Katonah Woman Named VP Of Student Affairs At Mount Ida College

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Katonah's Laura DeVeau has been named Vice President of the Division of Student Affairs at Mount Ida College.
Katonah's Laura DeVeau has been named Vice President of the Division of Student Affairs at Mount Ida College. Photo Credit: Courtesy Mount Ida College

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Former Katonah resident Laura DeVeau has been named vice president of the Division of Student Affairs at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass. 

DeVeau formerly served as interim vice president of the division since April 2013. DeVeau will be responsible for the leadership, direction, supervision and assessment of student life on campus, including Residence Life, Leadership and Engagement, the Student Health Center and Counseling Center, along with Career Services and Athletics.

"Laura has played an integral role in this division since 2008, in positions of increasing leadership responsibility," said Barry Brown, president of Mount Ida. "As Interim Vice President, she successfully reorganized and built a new team that more closely reflects the College’s mission. I am confident that as Vice President she will serve our institution and our students with the utmost care and diligence." 

DeVeau said she was thrilled with the opportunity, according to a release. 

"I will continue to work with the offices within the Division of Student Affairs, along with the President and his leadership team, the faculty, staff and our students to advance our campus life offerings, improve student retention and build an even stronger sense of pride in our community," she said. 

Since 2008, DeVeau has served Mount Ida College in roles of increasing responsibility. She previously served in multiple positions at Boston University, including assistant director of Residence Life for Student & Staff Development. DeVeau also held the position of associate director of Campus Life at Babson College in Wellesley College.

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