Dr. Karen Archambault currently serves as the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success at Rowan College at Burlington County in New Jersey.
In this role, Dr. Archambault leads the efforts to impact student enrollment and success, including admissions, financial aid, and registration, student life and activities. She also oversees the college’s retention efforts, including programs for honors students, low-income students, military and veteran students, and students with disabilities and, for the past 6 years, has overseen the college’s “pipeline” initiatives, including dual enrollment and middle school college readiness.
A historian by training, Dr. Archambault teaches history of higher education at the graduate level, with a focus on historical (in)equity in higher education. She writes on transfer students, first-year advising, and cultural competence for advisors and has been an active member of NACADA: The Global Association for Academic Advising, serving as a past board member, vice president and president. She was the 2020 recipient of the association’s Leading Light award in recognition of significant contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Dr. Archambault received her undergraduate degree in history from Salisbury University, her master’s degree in history from Old Dominion University, her master’s degree in counseling from Trinity Washington University, and her doctorate in educational leadership from Rowan University. She has been working in higher education for over two decades.
On a more personal note, Dr. Archambault lives just outside of Philadelphia, with her 2 cats, her daughter, Katie, and Katie's older brother Corey. She spends her time adventuring with her daughter and boyfriend, watching Yankees baseball, advocating for suicide prevention, and increasing the number of books on her "to be read" pile.
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