Colleen Huddleson

Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor, Chair of Art and Communication

Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8004

Colleen Huddleson is the Assistant Dean of the School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at the University of Saint Francis and Chair of the Art and Communication Department. She provides professional support to the Dean and SOCA’s Program Directors, faculty and staff in a variety of areas including program development, grant writing, accreditation, special event coordination, marketing, publications, reports, data analysis, strategic planning, budget development and management.

Professional Education

  • Master of Business Administration – University of Saint Francis, 2005
    • Concentration in marketing management
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation – Savannah College of Art and Design, 2001
    • Minor in History of Fine Arts
    • Graduated cum laude

Community Service

  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Board of Trustees; 2009-present
    • Education Committee
    • Gala Committee
  • Historic Preservation Commission, City of Fort Wayne; 2008-present
    • Vice Chair, 2009-2012
    • Chair, 2013-present
  • Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Regional Arts Council representative; 2006-present
  • ACRES Land Trust; 2006-present
  • Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2003-present
    • Education Committee; 2011-present
  • Architecture and Community Heritage (ARCH); 2003-present
    • Board member; 2003-2008
    • Program and Events Committee, Chair; 2003-2008
  • Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana; 2001-present

Awards and Recognitions

  • Athena Award Nominee, 2011
    Nominations are based on 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

Subject Areas Taught

  • Senior Project
  • Fundamentals of Public Communication
  • Public Relations

Curriculum Vitae

View Colleen Huddleson’s curriculum vitae.