Colby-Sawyer College's Senior Leadership Team is composed of the president, her vice presidents, and representatives from the faculty and staff. Together, they review all academic, administrative and financial issues associated with the institution and work closely with the Board of Trustees to fulfill the college's mission of preparing students to thrive in, and make a positive impact upon, a dynamic, diverse and interdependent world.
Susan D. Stuebner
President of the College
Susan D. Stuebner took office July 1, 2016, and is the ninth president of Colby-Sawyer College. With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, she brings considerable knowledge about strategic planning, collaborative decision making and institutional effectiveness. Most recently, she was the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn., where she supervised financial services, human resources, development and alumni affairs, student affairs, college relations, admissions, financial aid, retention and enrollment planning. President Stuebner earned an A.B. in psychology from Dartmouth College and an Ed.M. and an Ed.D. from Harvard University. President Stuebner enjoys spending time with her spouse, Amanda, and their two children; walking with her Labradoodles; sea kayaking; hiking, reading; traveling and cheering for the New England Patriots. Read more about President Stuebner here.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Karen Bonewald was named Interim Vice President of Finance and Administration in November 2017 and oversees Financial Services, Human Resources, Facilities and Dining Services. Karen was hired as assistant controller in 2001, promoted to business manager in 2002 and to controller in 2004. She has served as assistant treasurer of the college since 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from New Hampshire College and an M.B.A. from Plymouth State College. Karen enjoys volunteering as a trustee at Proctor Academy, spending time with her family, practicing yoga, and walking the campus with her two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Rudy & Ridge.
Robin Burroughs Davis
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students
After a brief period as interim Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students, Robin Davis was named the permanent chief student development officer in November 2016. Robin oversees athletics, the Baird Health and Counseling Center, student activities, campus safety, citizenship education, the Hogan Sports Center, residential life, and retention and student success. Robin has served the college since 1996 and held the roles of Director of Citizenship Education and Associate Dean of Students. Robin also serves as the Title IX Coordinator and holds certifications as a Title IX investigator and in advanced Clery Training. She has also been an adjunct instructor for writing and taught a first-year seminar course on leadership for many years. Robin received a B.A. in English education and an M.S. in college and community counseling from Longwood University, and she earned a J.D. from Northwestern California University School of Law. Outside of work, Robin supports our students at any number of events as well as completing road races and baking her famous treats.
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
Anna came to Colby-Sawyer in 2014, was named director of admissions in 2015, and was appointed Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid in June 2017 to lead all enrollment activities, including first-year, transfer and graduate admissions, as well as financial aid. She brings more than 20 years of experience in private secondary, undergraduate and graduate level admissions. Previously, Anna served as director of admissions at Fontbonne Academy, assistant director of graduate admissions at Simmons College and admissions counselor at Stonehill College. Anna also brings a wealth of recruitment knowledge from her experience in college relations positions with companies including Dell EMC and Shawmut Design and Construction. Anna holds a B.A. in psychology from Stonehill College and an M.Ed. in administration of higher education from Suffolk University. Anna and her husband, Chris, operate New London’s Morgan Hill Bookstore. Anna enjoys boating with her family on Lake Sunapee, walking around the area lakes and learning to crochet.
Daniel B. Parish
Vice President for College Advancement
Dan joined Colby-Sawyer in August 2017 as Vice President for College Advancement to lead alumni relations, college communications, development and community partnerships programs. Dan has more than 25 years of experience in higher education; he began his career in undergraduate admissions and has worked at Connecticut College, Phillips Exeter Academy and Dartmouth College. After serving as the Director of Admissions Recruitment at Dartmouth College for a decade, Dan was the inaugural director of the Dartmouth for Life program in the Office of Alumni Relations. In this role, he was a member of the advancement management team and coordinated a number of alumni initiatives. Dan earned his A.B. in history at Dartmouth College and an Ed.M. in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Dan grew up hiking and camping with his family, and he loves to get outside as often as he can to hike, run and ski.
Director of the Baird Health, Counseling and Sports Medicine Center
Pam is the staff representative to the Senior Leadership Team. She also serves as the moderator for Staff Council, teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the Business Administration Department, and is an adviser to the Student Government Association (SGA), the SGA Class Boards and the Medical Reserve Corp Club. Prior to Colby-Sawyer, Pam had a successful career in manufacturing operations management with a focus on process controls and compliance. Pam earned her B.S.B.A. in business and sociology from Nathaniel Hawthorne College and her M.B.A. from Northeastern University. Pam loves being near the water and especially likes rowing in the solitude of the early morning.
Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty
Following a national search, Laura was appointed Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty in June 2017 to oversee the faculty, academic departments and academic support services. Laura began her faculty career at Colby-Sawyer in 2001 and holds rank as Associate Professor of Environmental Science. She also served as department chair from 2013 to 2016 and was interim Academic Vice President in 2016-17. Laura received the college’s Jack Jensen Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009 as well as the N.H. Educator of the Year Award in 2014. Her research interests center on alpine flora in the Mount Washington region. Prior to her academic career, Laura was an administrator in the Hogan Sports Center from 1993 to 2001. Laura received her B.S. in exercise and sport science from Colby-Sawyer College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental studies from Antioch University New England. She was born and raised in New Hampshire and is a skilled rock climber and mountaineer.
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Stacey joined the college in 2007 and is the faculty representative to the Senior Leadership Team. Her professional interests include sport event management, athletic administration, coaching education and athletic fundraisers. Prior to teaching, Stacey held athletic administrative leadership and coaching roles at Mount Holyoke College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Bates College. She was assistant coach for the field hockey NCAA Division III national champions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Stacey earned her B.S. in physical education from Ithaca College, her M.Ed. in athletic administration from Springfield College and her Ph.D. in education/organizational leadership from Northcentral University. She is an avid fan of the New England Patriots and loves to golf.