Dr. Henrietta Pichon

Dr. Henrietta Williams Pichon is currently serving as the Dean and Professor in the College of Education at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Prior to that, she served as the Interim Dean for both the College of Health, Education, and Social Transformation and the College of Education at New Mexico State University. Dr. Pichon has worked in academia since 1994She began her career in higher education as a retention counselor at the University of New Orleans; working her way up the ranks, she became the director of several retention programs (PrepStart, College Life, and New Vision) under the Enrollment Management arm of Academic Affairs. In 2005, Dr. Pichon joined the faculty ranks at Rowan University, teaching in the Educational Leadership doctoral degree program, where she taught research tool courses as well as courses within the higher education master’s degree program. She joined the faculty at Northwestern State University in 2007 and New Mexico State University in 2013. Dr. Pichon served as the Interim Associate Dean in the College of Education (2018-2020) before becoming the interim dean (2020-2022).  Dr. Pichon continued her researchteaching, and practices regarding access, development, and persistence of historically underrepresented groups in higher education including students, faculty, and staff. Her work has looked at belonging and community development in STEM education, as well as increasing minority participation. She earned a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in secondary English education from Louisiana Tech University. She earned a Ph.D. in education administration (higher education) from the University of New Orleans. She will be returning to Louisiana Tech University June 1 as the Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences.

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