Staff Member Academic Support Services 
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Hometown Natick, MA
Fun Fact About Me I wrote lyrics for a band in the 70s and 80s
Contact Miller Information Commons


Elaine O’Reilly began working at Champlain in November of 2022. She came to Champlain with 28 years of experience in higher education. Her career history includes having been a social worker, therapist, educational programmer, hiking guide, cook, writer, and mostly an advisor and a teacher. She is excited to be where her values in guiding students toward success is a true passion!

Elaine holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine, a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and Dance Movement Therapy from Antioch Graduate School, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has also developed a side gig of consulting in higher education and wellness, and has written and published a guide for transfer students.

Elaine characterizes all of her work as assisting people to shift their perception so they can become the navigators of their path. She has a grown daughter and takes frequent trips to NC to hang out with her. She has lived in MA, Vermont, Maine, North Carolina, and currently lives in Colchester!

What are your hobbies?

Reading, writing, paining, cooking, hiking and enjoying nature

Favorite local eateries and things to do in Vermont:

I love the nature all around us in Vermont.

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