William James College Hires William James College Hires Susan Linn as Vice President of Institutional Development

Media Advisory/Press Release

July 01, 2015

BOSTON - July 1, 2015 - William James College (WJC), a leader in educating mental health professionals and the largest graduate psychology program in New England, announced Susan Linn has been hired as Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

In her new position, Linn will provide leadership for advancement to help William James College fulfill its mission to meet the evolving mental health needs of society by increasing revenue streams and other resources for the college by cultivating and stewarding long-lasting relationships with alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, staff, and others in service to the college's mission.

"I am honored to welcome Susan Linn to our staff at William James College," said Nicholas Covino, PsyD, president of WJC. "She brings rich experience in capacity building for educational institutions, and I am confident that she will help support the growth of William James College and the programs offered to our students."

Prior to joining William James College, Linn served as the Executive Director of Project LEARN at UMASS Lowell, where she developed $6.1 million in new funding for the Lowell Public Schools, launching inaugural efforts in community collaboration and strategic planning for the public schools over two years. From 2008 to 2013, Linn was the founder and director of The Newton Partnership, a network of dozens of municipal, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations working to create a network of support services for children, youth, and families in Newton.

“I'm very excited to be joining William James College and its tight-knit group of mental health professionals,” said Linn. “My work with nonprofits has made me appreciate the importance of giving back to the community, and I see William James College doing this every day by training students to take their learning out of the classroom and into the field.”

Linn holds a bachelor's in human development and family studies from Cornell University and a master's in social work from San Diego State University.

About William James College

Founded in 1974 as an independent graduate school of psychology, William James College is the largest graduate psychology program in New England, offering 13 unique training programs, including organizational and leadership psychology programs, for mental health professionals at the doctoral, master's and certificate levels, each designed to immerse students in both academic study and real-life clinical experience. William James College has been the leader in educating mental health professionals who are committed to meeting the needs of our most vulnerable populations and is constantly assessing and evolving to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse society. The College's highly skilled professionals care for Latinos, veterans, children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings, including the schools, the courts, the community and the workplace.