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Vice President & Dean of Students, Wellesley College

Horton is vice president and dean of students at Wellesley College. At Wellesley, she serves on the senior leadership team and oversees a division spanning such areas as residential life and housing, counseling, health, wellness, public safety, academic advising, intercultural education, services for students with disabilities, and other student support areas.


Prior to Wellesley, she served as vice president of student affairs at Loyola University of Maryland and at Boston College where she held several roles, including associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students. Horton knows student life from many vantage points as she has taught undergraduate and graduate students. She is a trustee of her alma mater, Emmanuel College, and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Boston College.

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