Jennifer Kilson-Page, Class of 1985

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Jennifer Kilson-Page, Class of 1985

Jennifer Kilson-Page received her bachelor's degree in psychology and women's studies from the University of New Hampshire and a masters degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Her career has been in the field of higher education where she has worked to address diversity issues.  At Simmons College in Boston, she served as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Coordinator of African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American (AHANA) Recruitment. As the Coordinator for African American Alumnae Affairs, she developed a recruitment program to increase AHANA student enrollment and established an association of African American alumnae.  At Lesley College, she served as the Director of Cross-College Programming and as Assistant Dean of Students. As the Director of Retention Services at the Higher Education Information Center in Boston, she directed programs to increase the retention and graduation rates of Boston Public School graduates, and she created bridge programs between secondary and postsecondary educational institutions.  During her outreach work, she became the Associate Executive Director of the Boston Higher Education Partnership (BHEP), an agency that works with 28 college and university presidents partnering with the Boston Public Schools to enhance the quality of education for K-16 students. She also served as the Multicultural Advisor at Regis College, in Weston, Massachusetts. Presently, she is a diversity initiatives consultant at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Simmons College.

In her community, she has worked for the Brookline Public Schools as the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Driscoll School Diversity Committee and was Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Brookline Public Schools Town-Wide Diversity Committee. She is a member of the Public Schools Equity Project and a board member at RESPOND, Inc., a battered women's shelter in Somerville, and is a member of proposal review committees for the Brookline Community Foundation and EdVestors in Boston.

The greatest joy in her life is her family. She and her husband, Phillip Page, have three children, Jacob, Rhiana and Maya Kilson Page.