Southern Vermont College (SVC) is delighted to announce that Dean of Students Heather Quire received the Dr Chester R Titus Outstanding Service Award from Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO). This prestigious award was presented to Quire at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet in Mystic, Conn.
As a member since 2010, Quire has contributed significantly to the direction, administration, and governance of the association. From attending over 20 conferences, she was a presenter at more than 10 of them. Quire has written for the Navigator Newsletter and served as case study judge for new professionals at two annual conferences. She has been on numerous committees and task forces.
In 2015, Quire was approached on creating a position on the executive board for an assessment coordinator. She stepped into that position from 2016 to 2018 and has recently been appointed for another two-year term from 2018 to 2020.
“Receiving this award was unexpected,” said Quire. “I have been fortunate to have some great mentors and supervisors in my career path that have given me many opportunities to succeed, and now I hope that I can give back to the Resident Life/Student Affairs by being as involved as I can with NEACUHO.”
The award was renamed this year and dedicated in honor of NEACUHO’s founding father, the late Dr Chester R Titus. In 1955, as the first president of NEACUHO, Dr Titus laid the foundation of the organization to its evolvement in present day. This award is given annually in the form of a plaque to an individual who has been a member of the NEACUHO organization for an extended period of time and has contributed significantly to the direction, administration, and government of the association.
Founded in 1974 but with roots extending to 1926, Southern Vermont College is a small, liberal arts college located on a 371-acre campus overlooking the Green Mountains. The College aspires to be a model of an enlightened educational community: diverse, supportive, environmentally respectful and socially responsible. Through its career-focused, liberal arts curriculum, SVC transforms students into engaged citizens with a broad perspective of an ever-changing society. Classroom learning is combined with real-life, real-world experiences in the study of business, humanities, nursing and health services, natural sciences and math, and the social sciences. SVC’s athletic teams are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community-Engagement Classification Institution. For more information, visit svc.edu.