Collette Niland has more than twenty years of experience in undergraduate affairs. After earning her doctorate in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked at several top research institutions including UW-Madison, UCLA and, most recently, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Illinois, Niland was the assistant dean for undergraduate affairs in the College of Business. Niland has a strong interest in experiential learning and social entrepreneurship and founded The Social Entrepreneurship Institute while at the University of Illinois.
Niland has lived in three different countries and five different states. She looks forward to enjoying all Eugene has to offer.