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Colette Pierce Burnette

Colette Pierce Burnette is the current president of Newfields and the former president of Huston-Tillotson University. She is an experienced leader in higher education with a deep commitment to student success. Her experience includes serving as interim President at Pierce College; the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Central State University Vice President for Information Technology and Services and Chief Information Officer at Central State University and Dean of Information Technology at Pierce College. Colette earned her M.S. in Administration from Georgia College, a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University. Colette graduated from the Harvard’s Education Management Development Program. She obtained her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Pennsylvania.