Kristine Goodwin ’88 Named WNE Vice President of Student Affairs

Kristine Goodwin ’88 has been appointed as Western New England University’s vice president of Student Affairs. Goodwin has served as a senior executive in higher education for over 20 years. Her most recent position was as an attorney and adjunct professor of ethics. 

“Kristine Goodwin is a widely respected administrator in the field of student affairs with over 30 years of direct experience. She is a proven problem solver and highly regarded in her field,” WNE President Robert Johnson said. “Western New England University is fortunate to have Kristine join us.” 

As vice president of Student Affairs, Goodwin must create an engaged student climate where learning, academic success, career readiness, and personal development are of the utmost importance. She will also oversee the WNE’s departments of Athletics, Career Education, Residence Life, Community Standards and Education, Student Involvement and Leadership Development, Inclusive Excellence, and the Center for Health and Wellness. 

Goodwin earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Westfield State University and a Master of Education degree from UMass Lowell before graduating magna cum laude from the UMass School of Law in 2020.  

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