Suzanne Coffey, MPP

Senior Consultant

Suzanne joins K&A with 35 years of experience in higher education including leadership in senior positions in both athletics and student affairs. She served Amherst College as Director of Athletics and later as Chief Student Affairs Officer. She was previously Director of Athletics and Associate Professor at Bates College. Most recently, she led the restructuring of Amherst College’s student affairs division—helping advance student support in health and counseling services, academic advising, residence life, student activities, orientation, and community standards.

Suzanne’s experience includes building and directing successful athletics programs focused on achieving an inclusive athletics culture and campus integration with attention to leadership, coaching excellence, and the quality of the student experience. She also has extensive experience in national athletics governance and has served as chairperson of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) committees on rules compliance, strategic planning, and academic reform. Suzanne has deep interest in the study and implementation of organizational change processes and designing successful organizational culture.

Suzanne holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern Maine’s Edmund Muskie School of Public Service and a Bachelor’s degree in studio art from the University of New Hampshire. She resides in coastal Maine, and is active outdoor enthusiast and artist.

Areas of Expertise

  • Athletics
  • Student Affairs
  • Title IX

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