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Laura Cotten Howell

Director for Program Management and Honors Operations


Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives: University Honors Program


Email: Laura Cotten Howell
Phone: 937.229.5415
Alumni Hall, Suite 125
Website: Visit Site


  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, University of Dayton, 2023
  • M.A. in Higher Education Administration, College of William and Mary, 2009
  • B.A., James Madison University, 2003


As director for the University Honors Program, Laura advises UD students on graduate school and nationally competitive fellowship applications. Although located in the University Honors Program, Laura serves the entire UD community.

Laura came to UD in May of 2012. Prior to the University of Dayton, Laura worked as Assistant Director for Admission and Post Graduate Planning at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.  She is thrilled to be at the University of Dayton where she can focus her energy on finding bright, passionate, service-oriented students interested in both international and domestic opportunities.