Dr. Erika Latty: Chief Academic Officer
The CAO at Unity College serves as first among equals in academic and curricular matters overseeing faculty, curriculum, academic policy, and delivery of academic programs. Dr. Erika Latty, Professor of Botany, is a forest ecologist who specializes in the effects of introduced tree disease on forest structure. Erika previously served as Dean of the School of Environmental Citizenship. Prior to serving as Dean, Erika was a Unity College center director and faculty leader. She personifies grounded leadership, understands the mission of a truly transdisciplinary environmental education, and has earned the trust and respect of colleagues and students alike.
Dr. Pamela MacRae: Dean of the School of Biodiversity Conservation
No stranger to Unity College, Pamela is an ecologist whose research explores links between fish and their environments. As an Associate Professor of Sustainable Fisheries Management, she has led and worked on countless faculty academic committees, including the Institutional Program Review Committee, Academic Regulations Committee, strategic Academic Leadership Team, College Policy and Planning Committee, and many more. She has also previously worked as the Honors Program Director at Unity, and was primarily responsible for overseeing co-curricular components of program and supporting the management of the technical and academic requirements of the Honors Program.
Dr. Pieter deHart: Dean of the School of Environmental Citizenship
Pieter is a Conservation Biologist addressing questions related to foraging ecology and population dynamics of organisms across multiple scales and habitats who has been working at Unity as a Visiting Associate Professor of Ecology since last summer. Over the past decade he has taught Biology at Unity, been program director of Science and Math at Mount Ida College, and served as an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Undergraduate Research at Virginia Military Institute. Through all his research endeavors, Pieter has worked and published with undergraduates.
Raymond Phinney: Dean of Students
Dean Phinney is focused on working with all campus constituencies to create a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for students at Unity College’s flagship residential experience. In addition to leading our student leadership development efforts, the Dean of Students is Unity College’s Title IX Coordinator and oversees residential life, student activities, and the college conduct review process. Ray comes to Unity from University of Maine, Ft. Kent, where he was Associate Dean of Student Life and Development.
Timothy Lecrone: Director of Wellness and Athletics
This new position oversees the Harrison Aldrich Wellness Center, our intercollegiate athletics programs, and the Outdoor Adventure Center, bringing together all of our efforts to help students (and the rest of us) stay healthy, get active, and find fun challenges to overcome. Tim has served most recently as the Chief Operating Officer for the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville, where he oversaw extensive facilities, a multimillion-dollar budget, and programming for over 3,500 community members.
Bobbi Thomas: Dean of Academic Support
This new position involves training our tutors and writing consultants, building more peer mentorship opportunities, helping develop more skill-building workshops for all students, and working with faculty to find creative ways to accommodate student needs at the Collaborative Learning Center. Bobbi also manages Unity’s academic advising program, working with students to help keep them on track. She brings decades of experience in student success and student services to the position, most recently as Assoc. Academic VP for Advising and Student Success at Southwestern College in Kansas.