Meet the Dean

Senior Associate Dean of Students, Colette Coleman

Colette Coleman

Senior Associate Dean of Students, Colette Coleman

Colette Coleman is the Senior Associate Dean of Students at the George Washington University. Colette oversees the Office of Student Life within the Division for Student Affairs, under the guidance and leadership of Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students M. L. "Cissy" Petty, PhD.

She is a seasoned higher education administrator with extensive experience in leading, developing and designing strategic programs. She is a servant leader who is passionate about developing cross cultural leadership capacity in college students. 

Colette has experience in organizational leadership and building high functioning collaborative teams. She came into higher education with experience building nonprofit, corporate, and entrepreneurial organizations.

Colette is an advocate for girls’ education and women in the work place. She is mother to two girls and a wife of 20 years.  Born in St. Catherine Jamaica, she remains in love with her small island. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, scrabble and exploring new cultures and communities.

Colette received her Master’s degree from The George Washington University. She is an alumna of The University of Toledo with a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies. Colette also spent some of her undergraduate studies at The School of Fine Arts at Howard University studying Arts Administration.

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