Welcome Jill Collins, our New Associate Director for Student Affairs!

Searching for the right person to fill an important job can be daunting.  But when that right person comes along, you forget the challenges.

I’m happy to say that we’ve found the right person to step in as Associate Director for Student Affairs–Jill Collins. Jill has a BA, magna cum laude, from Boston College, and a JD degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School (we forgive her for the latter:)).  While at Notre Dame, Jill did the Legal Aid Clinic and was Vice-President of the Public Interest Law Forum.  She spent a semester abroad in college in Quito, Ecuador.

Since 2006, Jill practiced law in the Individual Client Department at the Boston branch of Day Pitney LLP. She managed the Boston office summer associate program in 2008.  While she enjoyed her practice, her real passion is working with students.  At Notre Dame, Jill served  as an Assistant Rector for a residence hall, which was described to me as a “full-service community.”  Jill counseled students and planned academic and social programs for the student residents.  Jill also served as a Teaching Assistant in the Political Science Department at Notre Dame.

Jill and her husband have the common challenge of balancing work with raising their young son.  She loves baking and cooking (she’ll enter the PIP cupcake wars competition!), “bad” television (don’t we all?), long walks along the beach in Southie, skiing when she can make time for it, travel when she can afford it, and any adventures with her son (most recently, the Boston Museum of Science). 

Please stop in to say hi to Jill; she would love to meet you!

Best, Dean Chris Marx

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