In the last couple of months, Colby has welcomed 13 new directors, each of whom brings a wealth of experience to the College. These dynamic new leaders assumed roles across the campus, from the Office of the Dean of Students to Campus Life to Admissions to the Colby Museum of Art.
Director of Residential Education
Daniel Cline has been appointed Colby’s new director of residential education. Since 2014 Dan has been the assistant director of residence life at Curry College, where he’s led campus-wide residential community development efforts and supported the Milton, Mass., campus community of 1,500 residential students. Previously, he was an area coordinator at Baldwin Wallace University in Bereo, Ohio, and at Pennsylvania’s Elizabethtown College.
Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tayo Clyburn, former vice president of inclusive diversity and equity and chief diversity officer at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM), has been named dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In his role at SMCM, Tayo provided leadership, consultation, and assistance to the college’s various units and constituencies, supporting actions that fostered greater diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accountability at all levels. Previously, Tayo served as executive director for mission and strategic partnerships in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University.
Executive Director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs
Kimberly Flowers, an experienced leader in international development, humanitarian issues, and strategic communications, started in March as the executive director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs at Colby. Formerly director of both the Global Food Security and the Humanitarian Agenda at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Kimberly led efforts to address poverty, malnutrition, and hunger in the developing world. Her career includes working at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Haiti, Ethiopia, and Jamaica and serving twice as a volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps.
Dean for First-year Students and Programs
Ray Grant, who has more than 14 years of successful leadership and strategic planning experience in student affairs and enrollment management, has been named the new dean for first-year students and programs. In his previous role, Ray was assistant director of advising and mentoring services at DePaul University. He was responsible for strategic planning, assessment, and implementation of cocurricular programs, student engagement, wellness, and student learning outcomes. He also provided leadership in developing activities to foster academic, professional, and personal success among first-generation and low-income students as well as first-generation students with disabilities.
Director of Digital Strategy
Andrew Herrmann joined the Office of Communications in August as director of digital strategy. For the past 10 years, Andrew has served in various roles at NBCUniversal. In his latest role as editorial director at Bravo Digital, he oversaw the editorial team managing the digital footprint of Bravo’s programming. Previously, Andrew served as the associate editor for online reference at Oxford University Press, commissioning hundreds of entries and overseeing the review and revision process.
Director of Admissions Data and Analytics
Molly Hodgkins ’15 has been named the new director of admissions data and analytics, providing high-level oversight of Colby Admissions’ data management, reporting, and visualization efforts. Molly joined the Office of Admissions in August 2018 and previously served as a senior assistant director of admissions and special projects and as an assistant director of admissions on the marketing and communications team. Molly is also responsible for Colby’s recruitment from the Caribbean, Massachusetts (Boston and Cambridge), Nevada, Northern California, and Utah.
Director of Advancement Research
With 13 years of experience in research, prospect identification, and development operations, Beth Inman joined Colby’s Division of College Advancement in mid-July. In her last role as national director of prospect development at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, she developed systems to build and support donor pipelines to the organization and led the organizing and donor identification efforts for their new Centers of Excellence initiative. Prior to that role, she served in advancement leadership roles at both the University of South Carolina and the Citadel Foundation. She received the 2019 APRA International Distinguished Service Award for enhancing and contributing to the field of prospect development—a top honor in the profession.
Director of Events
Lissa King, former associate director of donor relations, has been named director of events. Joining Colby in 2015, Lissa held positions of increasing responsibility at the College. She has extensive experience as an event manager, including as a key player during Colby’s Dare Northward campaign events across the country, and as a stewardship coordinator. Prior to coming to Mayflower Hill, she was a development assistant at MIT’s Office of Philanthropic Partnership.
Director of Recreation Services
Tiffany Lomax has been named Colby’s new director of recreation services. Lomax formerly served as associate director of wellness, recreation, and campus events at Delaware State University. Previously she held positions at George Washington University as well as with the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers. In July Campus Rec magazine named Tiffany one of its five African-American women leaders in campus recreation, selected from programs across the nation. At Colby she oversees the College’s 20-plus club sports in addition to the three seasons of intramurals (I-Play) and the numerous fitness and aquatic classes available to the Colby community.
Diamond Family Director of the Arts
A leader in arts programming and community engagement at the Juilliard School in New York, Teresa McKinney joined Colby in April as the founding Diamond Family Director of the Arts. Teresa has an extensive record of creating and managing complex arts programs, supporting student development, and connecting educational institutions and community organizations to deliver exceptional arts programming to diverse communities. As Diamond Family Director of the Arts, she connects and integrates the work of Colby’s academic departments, as well as the Lunder Institute for American Art, the Colby College Museum of Art, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the planned Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, and the Paul J. Schupf Art Center in downtown Waterville.
Director of International Student Programming and Associate Director of the Pugh Center
Masi Ngidi-Brown has joined Colby as director of international student programming and associate director of the Pugh Center. Masi’s career spans across two continents, Africa and North America, where he’s held multiple positions as a researcher, developer, and educator. He’s an advocate for inclusion, excellence, and representation of and for underrepresented communities. Masi came to the U.S. as an international student, which solidified his path to work with students. Most recently, he was a social scientist and analyst for the Behavioral and Social Health Outcomes Program—a behavioral and social health think tank for the U.S. Army. Previously, he worked for the Mayor Scholars Program at Baltimore City Community College and as a consultant for diversity, equity, and inclusion at multinational organizations, including Mind and Life Institute, One Acre Fund, and the Nedbank Group.
Director of Admissions for Recruitment and Events
Kevin Phanor, formerly assistant director of admissions, has been named director of admissions for recruitment and events. Kevin is responsible for the Admitted Students Program and Colby’s daily visit program as well as a team portfolio that includes various on- and off-campus hospitality initiatives. He also oversees Colby’s recruitment efforts in North, West, and Central Africa as well as in Colorado and New Jersey. Previously, he worked in special education as an experiential learning teacher as well as a counselor for teenagers at risk.
Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art
Jacqueline Terrassa has been named Colby’s new Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art. Currently the Woman’s Board vice president for learning and public engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago, she is recognized as a national leader in transforming museums into places for deep learning and rich community engagement. Jackie comes to Colby with an exceptional array of leadership positions at some of the country’s top museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the University of Chicago’s David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art. She also served as director of the Museum Education Division at the National Art Education Association.