Dorcas Colvin

Dr. Colvin retired in 2017 from the the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) where she served as vice president for leadership development and member services.

Dorcas Colvin

She currently works as a consultant with the AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development, offering expertise in strategic planning, leading change, organizational development, executive coaching and leadership development.   

During her 40 year career in public higher education, Dr. Colvin served in a variety of professional roles, including chief labor relations and human resource officer, chief planning officer and executive vice chancellor. Her experience included working effectively with executive officers, Boards of Trustees and major stakeholders at multiple institutions (William Paterson University in New Jersey, SUNY Buffalo State and Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina) where she earned a reputation for developing creative solutions to organizational issues and building consensus to manage institutional priorities and achieve results.  


Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Business Administration, University of Iowa

A.B., Sociology, Brown University