Meet the Staff
Meet the Staff of the Senior Vice President’s Office
Brent E. Betit, Ed.D.
Brent E. Betit, Ed.D., is the Senior Vice President of Landmark College. As a founding staff member of the College, he has held numerous executive positions in every key division of the College. Prior to being named Senior Vice President, Dr. Betit served as Vice President for Planning and Operations, Executive Director of the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, and Executive Vice President and Provost. He has held interim positions as Vice President for College Relations, Vice President for Administration and Finance and Treasurer, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Additionally, he has previously managed corporate and foundation relations and legal affairs, and he currently manages Marketing and Communications, Information Technology Services, Library Services, Security, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and government relations.
Dr. Betit earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Change from the Fielding Graduate Institute and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Dartmouth College, magna cum laude (with Highest Distinction). His doctoral dissertation was entitled "Participatory Action Planning: Integrating Aspects of Action Research, Organization Development, and Strategic Planning." Dr. Betit's annotated bibliography on leadership for higher education was later incorporated into the Fielding Graduate Institute's educational leadership curriculum. As SVP of Landmark College, Dr. Betit serves as a senior member of the President's Council and key advisor to the President.
Dr. Betit plays a key role in international relations, and was instrumental in developing a partnership with the Prince Salman Center for Disability Research in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where Landmark College has helped establish a center for students with learning disabilities at the Prince Sultan University. He is often called upon to represent the College with policy makers, government officials, and other high profile constituents, and to speak about best practices in higher education for students with learning disabilities.
Corinne Bell, Chief Technology Officer & Director of Information Technology Services
Corinne Bell joined Landmark College in August, 2011 with over 30 years of information technology industry experience. In her current role, she provides vision and oversight in developing and implementing a comprehensive technology roadmap that aligns with the institution’s strategic plan.
The IT department has responsibility for the academic and administrative information systems, educational technology, the campus network and technical infrastructure, data integrity and security, and technical services to students, staff, and faculty. Corinne holds a Master's in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.S. in Mathematics from St. Lawrence University. Corinne’s expanded profile can be found at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/corinnebell
Matt Brown, Assistant Director of Security, Vice Chair of Staff Council
Matt Brown is the Assistant Director of the Security Department. Matt received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Bob Jones University in 2008 and has worked for Landmark since Spring of 2009. He has served in his current role as Assistant Director since Fall of 2010.
Mark DiPietro, Director of Marketing Communications
Mark DiPietro joined Landmark College in July 2013 as Director of Marketing Communications. Previously, he was an account executive for 13 years at Gehrung Associates in Keene, NH, which specializes in supporting the communication and marketing needs of colleges and universities. He is widely recognized for his expertise in developing external affairs strategies for universities and non-profits.
DiPietro, a graduate of Northeastern University with a B.A. in Journalism, is also an experienced writer, editor, and former news professional who has presented and led workshops at professional conferences nationally on how to effectively work with the media. He is a savvy user of contemporary communication venues who recognizes the importance of continuing to strengthen the identity of Landmark College. Follow Mark on Twitter @mdipietro.
Susan Grabowski, Director of Short-Term Programs
Susan has worked in educational administration for over twenty years, beginning her career as the Assistant to the Dean of Students at Amherst College where she managed the student center and produced over 25 on-campus concerts. Since then, she has worked within the realms of student activities, alumni and parent relations, student advising and college counseling. Susan joined the Landmark College community in 2010 as the Assistant Director of Transfer Services and Pre-College Programs after spending 11 years at and independent school where she wore many hats, including a house head of a residence hall and a college counselor. She now serves Landmark College as Director of Short-Term Programs and coordinates the many facets of the High School Program for Rising Juniors and Seniors, Transition to College Program, Intensive Workshop for Success in College at Berkeley, California as well as assists with the Visiting College Program and January Term. She also coordinates off-site short-term programs.
Susan is passionate about students and truly understands the term “student-centered approach”. She enjoys the opportunities she has to connect directly with students as well as with their parents. She truly believes in the programs that she coordinates and insists on taking a hands-on approach to the administration of these programs.
Susan holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Framingham State University and studied history at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Jill Hart, Director of Digital Marketing
With more than two decades of experience spanning marketing, training, technology and innovation, Jill has been influencing change in organizations for most of her professional career. Her involvement in the development and implementation of enterprise wide technology solutions fueled her passion surrounding the principles of learning and designing customer-centric products, processes and technology. She enjoys facilitating conversations, especially ones that foster collaboration and progress.
She is a frequent presenter on the topics of user experience and project management and an Adjunct faculty teaching in the discipline of Human Computer Interaction. Her social media experiences are diverse and include being an invited blogger at numerous conferences, including 'Commerce meets Creativity' in Montreal this past spring.
She earned her Masters of Teaching with Technologies and Masters of Science in Management from the Marlboro College Graduate Center and is a Certified Project Manager. You can follow her on Twitter @jillbrainlogic
Dawn Hubbard, Director of Security
Dawn Hubbard holds a Master's of Justice Administration degree from Norwich University, a B.A. in psychology from Vermont College and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Business with a concentration in criminal justice.
Dawn came to the College in 2001 as the Director of Security. During her time at Landmark, she has brought the Department from one that was staffed for minimal hours overnight to one that provides 24/7 coverage to the Landmark community. She has written and maintains the College's Critical Incident Management Plan and other campus-wide procedures on the safety and security of the campus community. Dawn held the position of Vice-Chair of the Staff Council for two years.
Joyce Klucken, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Joyce Klucken holds a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from Norwich University and a B.S. in Special and Elementary Education from Fitchburg State College.
Joyce has had over twenty years of experience at Landmark College as a tutor, Communications Professor and Department Chair, Academic Advisor, and administrator. As Director of Institutional Effectiveness she provides support to the Senior Vice President in an ongoing effort to assist the College and administration in coordination and management of all institutional effectiveness activities at the College, and assures that strategic planning and accreditation processes are designed, integrated, conducted, completed, and communicated appropriately to the Landmark College community.
Jennifer Lann, Director of Library Services
Jennifer Lann holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College. As Director of Library Services, Jennifer leads the Research Services Librarians in partnering with faculty to integrate information literacy throughout the curriculum. The Library offers a collection and services that support student information literacy and curricular needs, faculty and staff professional development and scholarship, and the College community's diverse interests. Jennifer has been developing the Learning Disabilities and ADHD Research Collection since coming to Landmark in 1998 as its first Instructional Librarian (a position later renamed and doubled to two Research Services Librarians), and then as the Library's director since 2004.
Torrey Luker, Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President
Torrey Luker joined Landmark College in January 2012 as the Executive Assistant to Dr. Brent Betit. Torrey received her B.A. in English and History from the University of Vermont.
George Smeaton, Ph.D., Director of Assessment & Institutional Research
George Smeaton joined Landmark College as Director of Assessment & Institutional Research in December of 2011. Prior to his career with Landmark, he served Walden University as Director of Research and was a tenured full professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In his current role, he oversees the assessment of student learning outcomes and the collection and analysis of data used to support institutional-level planning and decision making. He received his Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology in from the State University of New York at Albany, and his B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College. He has published research in student substance abuse, sexual aggression and unsafe sexual activity, interpersonal attraction, and media effects on behavior.
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