Teresa Farnum & Associates

Teresa Farnum


Teresa Farnum has worked with more than 300 campuses to improve student learning, success, and satisfaction in initiatives to increase retention and graduation rates.  Prior to starting her own company in 2004, she led retention services at Noel-Levitz as vice president of its retention division.

Teresa brings to her clients a diversified background in change-management leadership  Some specific areas of her expertise are academic advising, freshman programming, first-year seminar, developmental studies, honors programming, general education reform, quality/customer service, student life, accreditation activities, and faculty development related to teaching/learning—and its impact on retention.

Ms. Farnum has held senior staff appointments as assistant to the president at Randolph-Macon Woman's College (VA) and at Franklin Pierce University (NH), where she directed the college’s strategic planning effort and chaired the self-study for re-accreditation. She has nine years' teaching experience as professor of mathematics at Franklin Pierce University and also chaired the division of natural sciences. Teresa also has substantial adjunct teaching experience with both adult and traditional students at institutions whose admissions criteria vary from open to highly selective: public four-year college, community college, private two-year college, and private university.