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Jeannie Vachon

Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

Please submit all requests to and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

  1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or
  2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.


Jeannie Vachon
Coordinator, Public Administration Program & Military Liaison
Contact Information
(401) 254-5694
Areas of Expertise: 
Public Administration

In 2010, Jeannie Vachon retired from the Rhode Island Army National Guard after 33 years of service.  She retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  During her tenure in the National Guard, she held many positions.  Some of which included Mobilization Officer, Assistant  Human  Resources Officer, Equal  Opportunity Officer and Education Officer.  It was during her tenure as the Education Officer that she became familiar with the education programs in the continuing studies division.  With the assistance of Dean Stout, many service members enrolled and graduated from the Public Administration program.  When she was reassigned to another staff position, Roger Williams University offered her a part time position as a student advisor.  She maintains this position, assisting soldiers of all branches with their educational benefits today.

Ms. Vachon earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Education at Notre Dame College in Manchester, N.H. as well as a Master’s Degree in International Relations at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I.  She is active in Rhode Island Women Veterans' Initiatives.  Ms. Vachon is a Board member for, Project Undercover, a non-profit organization that provides underwear to underprivileged children in Rhode Island through fund raising.  She also enjoys golfing and reading.

In 2002, Ms. Vachon was honored to be tasked to erect a monument at the R.I. Veterans Cemetery to honor Women Veterans.