Athletic Director's Advisory Group

The Athletic Director's Advisory Group represents alumni, students, faculty, staff, present and former student-athletes, parents, and friends of the college. These individuals are discussing the role of intercollegiate athletics for the entire college community and will advise Montgomery and subsequently the President and Board of Trustees on the best path forward for Hawks Athletics.

The group's "Guiding Principles" read as follows:

  • Strengthen the brand identity and expand the footprint of Hawks Athletics both regionally and nationally
  • Strengthen and foster a transformational, four-year student-athlete experience
  • Strengthen our commitment to athletic success by becoming increasingly more competitive
  • Strengthen the college’s recruitment, retention and enrollment management efforts
  • Strengthen development and donor opportunities for Hawks Athletics

The group strongly believes that a vibrant and visible athletics program will continue to solidify the college’s reach and reputation and serve as a point of pride for all Anselmians.

A.D. Advisory Group Members

Linda Connly
Senior Vice President, EMC Corporation, Franklin, MA; GTM Integration Leader for Dell Merger & Global Inside Sales, (B.A.-Business and Finance, Saint Anselm College, 1987). Women's basketball student-athlete, 1983-1987. Husband Peter, Saint Anselm College, 1988. Daughter Olivia '17 was a women's lacrosse student-athlete. Resides in Sturbridge, MA.

Geraldine DeLuca
HR Executive, Financial Services, Consumer Products, (M.ED-UMass, B.A. Sociology, Saint Anselm College, 1977). Board of Trustees – 2004-present, Chair of Trusteeship Committee. Resides in New York, NY.

Dixie (Greene) Douville
Practice Coordinator, Tri-County Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Cedar Knolls, NJ; Professor, Sacred Heart University College of Nursing, Fairfield, CT, (MSN-Nursing, Sacred Heart, 2015, B.S.-Nursing, Saint Anselm College, 1986). Cheerleader, 1981-1985. Board of Trustees, 2012-present, Chair of Student Engagement Committee. Resides in Westport, CT.

Paul Finn, Ph.D
Professor of Psychology (Ph.D University of Southern Mississippi, M.S. Ball State University, B.S. Saint Anselm). 

Dr. David Guerra
Faculty Athletic Representative, Professor of Physics (Ph.D and Master's in Physics, The American University, B.S. in Physics, Middlebury).

Ed Hjerpe
President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Boston, MA, (Ph.D. and Master's, Economics, Notre Dame, B.A.- Business and Economics, Saint Anselm College, 1981). Men's basketball student-athlete, 1977-1981. Board of Trustees, 1992-2015, Chair 2008-2010. Resides in Barrington, RI.

Dorothy (Otis) Musho
Executive Vice President, Head of Cash management sales, HSBC USA. (B.A. in Economics, Saint Anselm College, 1985) Member of women's basketball team 1981-82. Board of Trustees, 2004-present. Resides in Westfield, NJ.

Frank Pfeffer
Senior Managing Director and Head of Sales, M.D. Sass Securities, L.L.C./ M.D. Sass Investors Services, Inc., New York, NY, (MBA-Finance, Fordham University, 1987, B.A.-Economics and Business, Saint Anselm College, 1976). Men's soccer student-athlete, 1972-1976. Board of Trustees, 2013-present. Resides in New Vernon, NJ.

Fr. Benet Phillips, O.S.B.
College Registrar, Director, Woodside Priory School, 2014-present (M.A. Boston College, 2004, B.A. in History, Saint Anselm College, 1987). Board of Trustees, 2014-present. Men's lacrosse Faculty/Staff Team Advisor. Resides in Manchester, NH.

Jim Van Hoof
Vice President, Growth & Innovation, Hubbell Incorporated, (J.D. – Western New England, M.S.-University of Hartford, LLM- Boston University, B.A.-History, Saint Anselm College, 1985). Men's soccer student-athlete 1980-84. Resides in Farmington, CT.

Jim Flanagan
Senior Vice President, College Advancement

Daron Montgomery
Director of Athletics

Eric Nichols
Vice President, Admission and Enrollment Management

Michelle Adams O'Regan
Executive Director for College Communications and Marketing 

The advisory group has created an e-mail account ([email protected]) that alumni, parents, students and student-athletes are encouraged to use for offering feedback and asking questions about Hawks athletics.