Welcome Heather Quire, Associate Provost & Dean of Students
Southern Vermont College is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Quire as the College’s new Associate Provost for Student Affairs & Dean of Students. She moved into her new role on August 1.
Quire’s career in higher education spans three institutions and has included a broad suite of administrative responsibility. At Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., Quire has worked within residential life, student conduct, and student involvement, and her roles have brought her into an important position in regards to academic affairs and student affairs. In the position of Associate Provost for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at Southern Vermont College, Quire will have responsibility for students’ residential learning experience, for student conduct, for student involvement and civic engagement, for student health and counseling services, and for working closely with professors and others at the College to make sure the environment for student learning and success is powerful.
“Heather Quire brings to the position of Associate Provost for Student Affairs & Dean of Students qualities and abilities that are absolutely essential for our students,” stated Dr. Jay White, Provost and Dean of the College at Southern Vermont College. “We blend what students experience intellectually in the classroom, studio, and laboratory with what they experience socially in the residence hall, the dining hall, and the athletic field. Heather’s exceptional abilities applied to the critical position of Dean of Students will make this work in a grand way.”
Originally from Pennsylvania, Quire received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in information systems from Cedar Crest College and her Master of Science degree in education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.
Quire reflected on her new role at SVC: “I am excited about joining the SVC community and moving back to the bucolic setting of the Berkshires! My role as the Dean of Students will be filled with new collaborations and amazing opportunities keeping the student experience in mind. The importance of this position is to focus on what is best for the student’s experience both in the classroom and outside of the classroom; my vision is for students to get the most out of their experience at Southern Vermont College to be the best individuals beyond their college years.”