Karen Archambault

2022-23 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Dr. Karen Archambault has worked in higher education for more than two decades and serves as vice president of enrollment management and student success at Rowan College in Burlington County, New Jersey. Archambault leads efforts to impact student enrollment and success, including admissions, financial aid, registration, and student life, as well as the college’s retention efforts including programs for honors, low-income, military and veteran students, and students with disabilities.

A historian by training, Archambault teaches history of higher education at the graduate level, with a focus on historical equity in higher education. She is passionate about mentorship and holistic development of higher education professionals. She writes and presents on transfer students, first-year advising, and cultural competence for advisors, and is the co-editor of a forthcoming text on Advisor Training and Development. Archambault is a past board member and president of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, a current board member with Girl Scouts of Central and South Jersey, and an advisory board member for the Ed.D. in Community College Leadership at New Jersey City University. She received NACADA’s Leading Light award, which recognizes significant contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion within the association.

Archambault received her undergraduate degree in history from Salisbury University, her master’s degree in history from Old Dominion University, her master’s degree in counseling from Trinity Washington University, and her doctorate in educational leadership from Rowan University.