Rivier University welcomes Dr. Susan Langlois as new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Susan Langlois joins Rivier University as Dean of Arts and Sciences.


Dr. Susan Langlois brings more than 20 years of higher education leadership to the position.

Rivier University has appointed Dr. Susan Langlois as its new Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Langlois comes to Rivier with extensive administrative experience in academic leadership, curricular innovation, experiential learning, and student academic services. As Dean, she will oversee academic programming for the natural and social sciences, humanities, and mathematics and computer science departments.

“Dr. Langlois’ areas of expertise include program development, institution accreditation, and the assessment of student learning outcomes,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, President. “Her career reflects a commitment to the transformational role of the liberal arts in higher education. She is a strong and welcome addition to the Rivier University academic community.”

Prior to joining Rivier, Dr. Langlois served as the Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Marian Court College where she acted as the chief academic officer and primary author on the institution’s NEASC accreditation self-study, and she instituted online peer-tutoring programs and a comprehensive evaluation instrument for student learning outcomes. Her distinguished career also includes key administrative and faculty appointments at Springfield College, Endicott College and Elms College.

“The University is fortunate to have the benefit of Dr. Langlois’ experience and collaborative spirit,” says Dr. Douglas Howard, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “As the University continues to expand its programs and online offerings, engaging a broader range of students, her focus on curricula and academic services that support positive, measurable student outcomes is invaluable.”

Dr. Langlois holds a Doctor of Physical Education (D.P.E.) degree from Springfield College. Her doctoral work includes the multidisciplinary areas of exercise physiology, motor learning, biomechanics, and the social science components of sport philosophy, sociology and psychology. Dr. Langlois also received her M.S. degree from Springfield College in Teaching and Administration and B.S. degree from the University of New Hampshire in Physical Education.