My dedication to service on the Neighborhood Music School Board comes from my commitment to education and the greater New Haven community and from the impact of music on my own life, including playing four instruments in various ensembles – violin, baritone horn, piano, and organ. I have served on several boards: as chair (Association for the Study of Higher Education, North East Association for Institutional Research, Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund, Church of Christ in Yale), as vice chair (MacMurray College, United Way of Greater New Haven), as committee chair (Governance Committee, Neighborhood Music School; Executive Committee and Academic Affairs, MacMurray College), and as a board member. In 1966, I and my husband Richard (deceased) came from Illinois to Connecticut, where we raised our two daughters, Beth and Laura. I have lived in Bethany since 1967 where I currently resides with my daughter Laura and grandson Mattox. Since October, 2016, I have been Provost of The Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. I had a prior 44-year career at Yale University serving as Associate Dean of Yale College for Administration and for Assessment, as Director of the Yale Graduate School Teaching Fellow Program, as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, as Director of Institutional Research, and as NEASC Liaison Officer. I also taught high school history in Illinois. I received my Ph.D. in Higher Education Research from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in Educational Research from Southern Connecticut State University, and my B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences, major in Social Studies and minor in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. I also studied at MacMurray College, Harvard University, and Yale University and received a Certificate in Coaching from Columbia Teachers College.