Colleen M. Huddleson
Assistant to the Dean
Phone: 260.399.7700 x 8004
Master of Business Administration, 2005 - University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne, Indiana, Concentration: Marketing Management
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, 2001 - Savannah College of Art and Design - Savannah, Georgia, Major: Historic Preservation, Minor: History Fine Arts
Assistant Professor, 2005 - present
School of Creative Arts, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Fundamentals of Public Communication
Assistant to the Dean, School of Creative Arts, 2005 - present
University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Provide professional support to the Dean, the School's program directors, faculty and staff in a variety of areas including program development, grant writing, accreditation, special event coordination, publications, reports, data analysis, strategic planning, budget development and management.
Graduate Assistantship, 2003-05
Office of Graduate Studies, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office Coordinator and the Institutional Research Officer
Curatorial & Technical Assistant, 2003-05
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Assistant to the Technical Director, the Associate Curator of Collections and the Registrar with exhibition turnovers
Architectural Field Surveyor, 2001-02
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Identified, documented and photographed historic buildings and districts for the published book, Historic Sites and Structures Inventory of DeKalb County, IN.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Objects Conservation Department - New York, NY
2000 - Assisted conservators of the Ancient Near-Eastern Art, African & Oceanic Arts and Roman Art in preparing seven various objects for in-house and traveling exhibitions.
1999 - Prepared seventeenth century Islamic garden tiles for an exhibit in the Islamic Art Gallery.
Professional Memberships and Service
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Board of Trustees, 2009 - present
Education Committee, Member
Historic Preservation Commission City of Fort Wayne Indiana, Member, 2008 - present
Vice Chair, 2009 - present
Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Education Committee Member, 2011 - present
Member, 2003 - present
ARCH , Architecture and Community Heritage, Board Member, 2003-2008; Member 2003-present
Program & Events Committee, Chair, 2003-2008
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, 2001 - present
ACRES Land Trust, 2006-present
Athena Award Nominee, 2011
One of nine women nominated. Nominations are based on the candidates’ experience with assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential; demonstrated excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession and providing valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community. The Athena Award includes presentations to more than 5,000 individuals across the world.
Certified member of the Honor Society of Sigma Pi Kappa - In recognition of scholarship, outstanding achievements and service to Historic Preservation