Meet the Student Affairs Team

Jennifer Forry
Dean of Student Affairs

Jennifer is in her 10th year at Newbury College having served as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life and Community Standards prior to assuming the role of Dean of Student Affairs in fall 2016. In her role as Dean of Student Affairs she oversees the Offices of Counseling and Health Education, Residence Life, Student Involvement, Community Standards, International Student Services and serves as a Title IX Deputy and Advisor to the Student Government Association.  

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin Pierce University and a Master of Education in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University. She is currently working towards a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership at Regis College. Jennifer is a past president of the Boston Area College Housing Association (BACHA) and the Massachusetts College Personnel Association (MCPA). She is also actively involved with NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

In summer 2017, Jennifer had the opportunity to present her Title IX research at an International Research Conference hosted by Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She was also invited to participate in an International Exchange in England on behalf of NASPA where she had the opportunity to learn about student affairs best practices in the United Kingdom.

An avid Nighthawk fan, Jennifer is deeply committed to student success and community engagement at Newbury. She resides on campus with her husband Ryan and their two sons, Liam and Aiden. You can follow her on Twitter @DeanForry


Susan Chamandy
Director of Counseling & Health Education

Suzy has been Director of Counseling & Health Education at Newbury College for 11 years.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University, and a Master of Social Work degree, also from Boston University. She is an LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker).  To support her clinical work at Newbury College, she attends the Boston Area College Counseling Center Directors’ meetings (BACCCD).  

Before starting out in the mental health field, Suzy earned Master of Fine Arts degrees in Fiction Writing from the University of Virginia and the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop. Fiction writing remains a strong interest, and she’s happy to talk to anyone about writing and literature.


Katie Collins
Director of Student Involvement

Katie Collins, Director of Student Involvement, is starting her 4th academic year at the College. Before she came to Newbury she received her B.S. in Biology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Ed.M in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Buffalo. Katie is also working on Campus Crisis Management certificate through Colorado State University.

She loves working with students on learning outside of the classroom and and resides in Brookline Manor on campus.  When she's not helping create leadership programs and co-curricular opportunities on campus, Katie is an avid concert go-er and photographer, being published in a few music magazines and publications. You can often find Katie cheering on Nighthawk Nation at athletic events and campus wide programs.


John Mayo
Director of Residence Life

John Mayo joined the Newbury College staff in March 2014. As the Director of Residence Life, John is responsible for the overall direction of the office, supervision of the professional staff, all operational areas including keys, room assignments, work orders, and housing selection. John also serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching a section of Public Speaking this fall. He loves working with the students at Newbury College and can be found at many athletic events supporting Nighthawk Nation.

A Boston area native, John grew-up on the South Shore. John holds a Bachelor's degree in History from Bridgewater State College (now University), a Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and he is currently working towards a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University.

When John is not in the office he can usually be found enjoying video games, rock climbing, or at the Fisher Hill Park with his family.

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