DAWN Annual Awards Dinner
October 24, 2019
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Delaware Technical Community College – Terry Campus
DelOne Conference Center
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19904-1383
Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, President
Dr. Colleen Perry Keith became President of Goldey-Beacom College on July 1, 2019 but has served as a college administrator for over 30 years. A native of the Tug Hill Region of northern New York State, Dr. Keith received her B.A. in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton, an M.Ed. in Educational Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and
Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. She is the fifth of six children in her family, and the youngest girl.
Dr. Keith began her career as an Advising Specialist with Rogers State College in Claremore, OK and then as an Academic Advisor and Program Manager with The Ohio State University at Marion. She spent more than a decade in various roles at Methodist Theological School up to Executive Vice President. In 2009, she became a college president first serving at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina and Pfeiffer University in North Carolina.
During her six years as President at Spartanburg Methodist, the college reached its endowment then-all time high at $20 million, built a 48,000 square foot academic building, and stabilized enrollment at 800 students. While President at Pfeiffer University, Dr. Keith oversaw growth in undergraduate enrollment, relocated the University’s urban
campus in Charlotte, NC, and worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to secure a $37 million direct loan to fund the building of a graduate health science center to launch medical practitioner graduate degree programs. Dr. Keith is an active participant in the communities where she has lived serving on
boards and as board chairs for regional and national organizations. She is currently a board member for the national Council of Independent Colleges.
Dr. Keith is married to Barry Keith, a licensed clinical social worker and successful high school baseball coach. They have an adult son who lives and works in Washington DC. The Keith family also includes two dogs: Daisy, a loving English bulldog and Dexter, a miniature schnauzer.
Dr. Sallie Reissman, Wilmington University
Amanda Birch, Goldey-Beacom College
Amber Gordon, Delaware State University
Amber King, Delaware Technical & Community College
Jaimee Campbell, Wilmington University
Dr. Latoya Watson, University of Delaware
Fall Dinner for Current 2019-2020 Member ($35)
Fall Dinner and 2019-2020 Membership/Renewal ($55)
Non-Member Fall Dinner ($55)
Registration and payment are required to reserve a seat for this event.
Cancellations are non-refundable. Payment will not be accepted at the event.