Mount Ida College Names Laura DeVeau Vice President of the Division of Student Affairs

March, 3, 2014, Newton, MA – Mount Ida College is pleased to announce that Laura DeVeau has been named Vice President of the Division of Student Affairs. She formerly served as Interim Vice President of the same division since April 2013. Reporting to the President, DeVeau will be responsible for the leadership, direction, supervision and assessment of student life on campus, including Residence Life, Leadership and Engagement, the Student Health Center and Counseling Center, along with Career Services and Athletics.

Laura has played an integral role in this division since 2008, in positions of increasing leadership responsibility.  As Interim Vice President, she successfully reorganized and built a new team that more closely reflects the College’s mission. I am confident that as Vice President she will serve our institution and our students with the utmost care and diligence,” noted Barry Brown, President of Mount Ida College.


Laura DeVeau stated, “I am thrilled with the opportunity to serve Mount Ida College in this capacity. I will continue to work with the offices within the Division of Student Affairs, along with the President and his leadership team, the faculty, staff and our students to advance our campus life offerings, improve student retention and build an even stronger sense of pride in our community.”

Since 2008, Laura DeVeau has served Mount Ida College in roles of increasing responsibility, including Interim Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs. She previously served in multiple positions at Boston University, including Assistant Director of Residence Life for Student & Staff Development. DeVeau also held the position of Associate Director of Campus Life at Babson College. Over the years, she also has been a board member or chair of many organizations and associations, including National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Massachusetts Association for Women in Education, the American Council of Educators Massachusetts Office of Women in Higher Education Massachusetts.

DeVeau holds a B.S. and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Boston University. Since 2007, DeVeau has served on the Board of Directors of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus. She resides in Newton with her husband, Shawn, and daughter, Sophia.

About Mount Ida College

Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts that provides career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation of social sciences, humanities, and the arts—all to prepare our students for achievement in their chosen careers, and in life. With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus, and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves. To learn more, visit the College’s website at