Operating Team

Stefan KrugStefan Krug

Deputy Provost

Phone: 617-521-3929
Email: stefan.krug@simmons.edu
Location: Main College Building — C219B

Stefan Krug, MSW, Ph.D., served as Dean of the Simmons College School of Social Work (SSW) from 2007 until 2014. He provided leadership for the BSW, MSW, and PhD degree programs and was responsible for the School of Social Work's strategic planning, faculty hiring, budget management, as well as oversight of curriculum development, administration of student services, admissions, field education, and special programs. As Dean, Dr. Krug had oversight of all activities related to regional and disciplinary accreditation for the School of Social Work. He began his service at the Simmons SSW in 1989 and served in the Field Education Department, as Assistant Professor, Doctoral Program Director, Chair of the Clinical Practice Sequence, Associate Professor, Professor, and Associate Dean. His previous practice as a social worker focused on children, adolescents, and families. Among the courses Dr. Krug has taught are: Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Leadership Skills for Social Work Practice, Social Work Practice, and Qualitative Research Methods. Dr. Krug's professional service includes membership on the editorial board and as consulting editor for the Journal of Ethics and Behavior and Family and Society, respectively; as a Council for Social Work Education certified site visitor; founding member of the Center for Social Work Research & Practice. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education.

Marianne Lord HeadshotMarianne Lord

Vice President of Advancement

Phone: 617-521-2328
Email: marianne.lord@simmons.edu
Location: E108
Fax: 617-521-3791

Marianne E. Lord was appointed Vice President of Advancement in 2011. A longtime leader in institutional advancement and philanthropy, Lord most recently served as associate dean of Institutional Advancement at Boston College Law School. At BC, she participated in transforming the development program, restructuring the BC Law Alumni Association, and creating BC's first planned giving program. Lord is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Planned Giving Group of New England, the Association of American Law Schools' Institutional Advancement Program Committee, the Friday Forum and Women in Development. Prior to BC, she worked at Dana Farber Cancer Institute where she developed a new program as the director of trust and estate gift plans, and helped to plan and execute four major capital campaigns. Lord holds a B.A. and M.A. from Boston College.

Suzanne MurphySuzanne Murphy

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Simmons Online

Phone: 617-521-2071
Email: suzanne.murphy2@simmons.edu
Location: C205D

Suzie Murphy is Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Simmons Online, appointed in 2010 to ensure success of Strategy 2015 initiatives. Prior to coming to Simmons, she was special assistant to the president at Emmanuel College and was an adjunct faculty member in their Graduate and Professional Programs. Murphy's experience spans multiple industries from financial services, to management consulting, to higher education. Previous companies and positions include Monitor, a Cambridge-based strategy consulting firm specializing in top management issues most critical to long-term competitiveness. At Monitor, Murphy was a member of the Global Human Assets Team, focused on talent management and leadership development. At Arthur Andersen, a former big 5 consulting firm, she was a Manager in their Change Management practice, focused primarily on the financial services industry. Murphy sits on the board of directors for a nonprofit, Delta Projects. She has done both volunteer work and fund raising for the American Red Cross and Best Buddies. Murphy holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College.

Donna NgDonna Ng

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

Phone: 617-521-2890
Location: Main College Building — C115E

Donna Ng, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, joined Simmons in 2015. An expert in higher education finance and business, Ng will lead the development, implementation, and administration of policies, procedures, and services for finance and accounting, investments, capital structure planning, cash and debt management, information technology, public safety, and facilities. Ng previously was Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer at Scripps College, responsible for accounting, budget, investments, human resources, physical plant and facilities, real estate, emergency preparedness, grounds, dining services, and administrative information technology. She also has served as Senior Associate Provost for Budget and Planning at Wellesley College and Budget Director at Babson College. Ng holds a B.S. in accounting from Boston College, and an MBA from Babson College.

Debra OrrDebra Orr

Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President of Administration

Phone: 617-521-2180
Email: debra.orr@simmons.edu
Location: Lefavour Hall — 331B

Debra Orr, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Associate Vice President of Administration, has worked at Simmons since 2010; she assumed the role of Associate Vice President of Administration in 2015. As CIO at Simmons, Orr contributed to many important changes in Information Technology (IT), including identifying 2U, as a potential partner for Simmons’s online programs, her leadership in the launch of the College’s new dynamic website, and the transition to Workday, a cutting-edge business process platform now utilized by Simmons. Prior to coming to the College, Orr had accrued more than 20 years of senior management experience in business and higher education. At Fidelity Investments, Orr served as Vice President, where she led IT efforts for a start-up business at Fidelity Capital. While at Harvard University, Orr was the Executive Director of IT services for the Faculties of Arts and Sciences. Orr holds a B.A. from Boston College in Business and Computer Science.

Laura Brink PisinskiLaura Brink Pisinski

Simmons Chief of Staff

Phone: 617-521-2127
Email: laura.brink@simmons.edu
Location: Main College Building — C202

Laura Brink Pisinski is the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President. She is responsible for projects managed at the level of the President; she is a key advisor and representative of the President on high-priority internal and external matters. During nearly 13 years of service to Simmons, Pisinski has held positions of increasing responsibility and scope within the Advancement Department. She started as a front-line fundraiser for leadership annual gifts; she was promoted to Major Gifts Officer, to Director of Major Gifts and Campaigns, to Assistant Vice President and most recently to Associate Vice President. Before coming to Simmons, Pisinski worked in enrollment management, where she chaired the annual meeting for the New England Association of College Admission Counselors as well as a presidential task force on retention. She holds a B.A. from St. Lawrence University and a master’s degree in communications management from Simmons College.

Kathy RogersKathy Rogers

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Phone: 617-521-2276
Email: kathleen.rogers@simmons.edu
Location: Main College Building — C208
Fax: 617-521-3065

Kathy Rogers is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Simmons. She joined Simmons in 2002 as General Counsel and was promoted to Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees in 2007. Previously, she was a partner at the Boston law firm of Yurko & Perry, and served as a business litigator at Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, and at Widett, Slater & Goldman. Before joining Simmons, Rogers advised and represented numerous Boston-area colleges and universities in litigation and risk management, particularly in cases involving disability and employment law issues. She writes and speaks on disability and higher education issues and was named an In-House Leader in the Law in 2010 by Lawyers Weekly. She has a B.A. from Regis College and a J.D. from Northeastern University.

Amy E. WhiteAmy E. White

Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Email: amy.white@simmons.edu

Amy joined Simmons as Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement in 2017 and provides oversight for the Human Resources, Advancement, Government Relations, and Marketing and Communications teams. She brings to Simmons over 30 years of career experience in corporate communications, change management, community relations and human resources and has worked for several employers including Cabot Corporation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cardinal Health, CSX and Nortek. Amy is a 1981 graduate of Simmons and holds a B.A. in Communications. In addition to serving several terms on the Alumnae Association Executive Board in the 1980s and 1990s, Amy was a trustee of the College from 2003 to 2017, where she was Marketing Committee Chair, Advancement Committee Chair and Vice Chair during her tenure.