Reneé Collins Ed.D.
Office: Old Main 390A
Reneé Collins is the Associate Dean of Students and the Director ofthe LEADS program, Student Outreach Services and the Ethnic Student Center at Western. Over the course of many years, she has held a variety of roles to include Director of Student Life, Equal Opportunity and Human Resource Specialist. Reneé obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Western, as well as a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. In 1999, Reneé was the recipient of the prestigious Community Builders fellowship appointment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and attended Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She was the founding president of the Northern Puget Sound N.A.A.C.P. and has lived and worked in the Bellingham community for the past 20 years. She is most proud of the Collins family obtaining 5 degrees from WWU and anticipates the 6th degree when her son graduates. She is passionate about developing students to be become responsible and ethical global leaders.