Dr. Heather Horowitz started her Arcadia University adventure in February 2016. Her mission is to foster a campus experience that allows all students to form a connection to the AU community and feel a sense of belonging. She is dedicated to creating a seamless learning environment for students to discover leadership skills and interests that prepare them for their future.
At AU, Heather is responsible for the oversight of campus activities, leadership initiatives, student center operations, student organizations, and co-curricular first year seminar programming. She also supports campus traditions such as Orientation, Family Weekend, and Spring Fling. She has the pleasure of supervising two Assistant Directors and an Administrative Assistant. She also indirectly supervises two coordinators and two graduate assistants
Prior to AU, Heather served as the Associate Director of Student Engagement at Jefferson University- East Falls (formerly, Philadelphia University) and as a Residence Director of the First Year Experience Residence Hall at Rider University. She earned her Ed.D. from Wilmington University and her M.A. and B.A. from Rider University.
Professional interests include mentorship, supervision, professional development, assessment, curriculum development, course design, leadership education, and teaching. Research interests include first-year student success, emotional intelligence, and resilience.
Heather loves the New York Yankees, coffee, TV, and film. When not at AU, Heather is most likely watching Netflix (The Office and Friends are in the usual rotation), at the gym, at Yankee Stadium, or spending time with her amazing and supportive wife.
Hometown Long Island, NY
Doctor of Education , Major in Higher Education Leadership and Innovation
Master of Arts , Major in Organizational Leadership
Minor in Higher Education Administration
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science and History