Dr. Katherine Clarke Named VPAA at Antioch University New England

Contact: Jan Fiderio at 603-283-2107

August 12, 2009 for Immediate Release

Dr. Katherine Clarke Named VPAA at Antioch University New England


As Vice President for Academic Affairs, she will guide plans and strategies for AUNE graduate programs

(Keene, NH) August 12, 2009

Antioch University New England is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Katherine Clarke to the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“I am pleased that Dr. Clarke will join Antioch University New England’s senior leadership team and excited about working with her to move our campus forward in the years ahead,” said AUNE president David Caruso. “Katherine has made numerous contributions during the four years she served as chair of the AUNE Department of Applied Psychology. She guided significant advances in the department and has been a key member of the campus Finance, Academic Technology, Assessment, and External Relations committees, the department chairs group, and numerous other initiatives.”

Working with the department chairs and AUNE’s one hundred and twenty-three faculty members, Katherine will oversee the academic plans and strategies of Antioch University New England’s more than twenty graduate programs. Her leadership will be marked by a commitment to excellence in all of AUNE’s programs. A particular emphasis will be placed on ensuring that AUNE graduates succeed in their chosen fields and are equipped to make a worthwhile contribution to their communities.

Prior to coming to Antioch University New England, Katherine most recently served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco. She has also served as vice president for finance and administration and chair of Pastoral Studies at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and as director of the University Counseling Center and the Pastoral Counseling Program at Saint Paul University, in Ottawa, Canada. Katherine holds a PhD in counseling psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and an MBA from the Simmons School of Management, in addition to an MA in counseling psychology and BA in psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has done leadership studies at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

About Antioch University New England
This is Antioch University New England’s forty-fifth year as an institution of higher education. Based in Keene, New Hampshire, AUNE offers rigorous, practice-oriented, values-based master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs to more than one thousand students. Degrees in education, leadership and management, environmental studies, and psychology reflect a dedication to activism, social justice, community service, and sustainability. Antioch University New England is the oldest and largest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses.

About Antioch University
Antioch University is a five-campus university located in four states. Each campus has its own distinct academic programs, community life, and regional or national identity. Antioch University is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship. The multiple campuses of the University nurture in their students the knowledge, skills and habits of reflection to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose. For more information visit: : www.antioch.edu.

For more information about Antioch University New England visit our web site at: : www.antiochne.edu.