Springfield College Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jean Wyld was presented with The Jacob Ludes III Leadership Award during The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) annual conference.
The award is named after longtime leader and supporter of the NEASC, Jacob Ludes III. The honor recognizes volunteers within the NEASC who demonstrate leadership qualities that further the goals and objectives of the association. The recipient of this award is one who has created, led, managed, or developed a program, project, or activity that has productively impacted the association or one of its commissions in a given year.
Wyld was recognized for her committed work as chair of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the NEASC. As chair of the CIHE, Wyld provides leadership for the commission in its work of developing and applying the standards for accreditation that govern the nearly 300 public and private colleges and universities in New England and abroad accredited by NEASC. She also joined the NEASC board of trustees to represent the needs of higher education in the New England region and to external groups.
Wyld has served as vice president for academic affairs at Springfield College since 2001. Prior to this, she served as the chief academic officer and dean of academic affairs at York College of Pennsylvania, and as senior vice president for academic affairs at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. While at Colby-Sawyer, she was selected as an American Council of Education fellow and served her fellowship year at Boston College. She has been active in community service in the Springfield area and currently serves as vice chair of the board of directors of the Springfield School Volunteers.