Brenda Hackett

Collegiate Life Coordinator

Brenda Hackett is one of our Collegiate Life Coordinators. She has over 14 years of experience working with a diverse population of college students. Through her years of collaborating with students she developed a belief “It helps students reach their full potential when they feel supported, valued, and empowered to self-advocate.” She meets students where they are and values hearing about their experiences, history, and perspectives.

Brenda began her career in higher education as a Learning Specialist at Becker College. This role allowed her to work with students to develop or enhance the academic skills they needed to help them become more confident and successful. Her focus was on goal setting, note taking skills, study skills, organizational techniques, and time management. She was also involved with developing the Supplemental Instruction Program and instructed the First Year Experience course. Her role at Becker College evolved to Director of Student Support Services. Brenda worked extensively with students with documented disabilities. As adjunct faculty she designed and taught Cognitive Psychology and instructed CORE Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset.

Brenda’s most recent position was Director of Accessibility, Inclusion and Disability Services at Community College of Rhode Island. She also was responsible for supporting students under  Title 9 Pregnancy and Parenting. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Assumption University.

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