Brenda Papineau

Director of Community Based Learning and Native American Affairs Community-Based Learning
Brenda Papineau

I am a Mohawk from Akwesasne, New York. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from St. Lawrence University. I began working at SLU in the summer of 2004. 

Educational Background:

M. Ed., St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 2015
Educational Leadership

M. Ed., St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 2006
Counseling & Human Development 

B.A., St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 2002
Major: Sociology

Service to the University:

  • Civic Dialogue Fellows Steering Committee
  • Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator
  • Sophomore Journeys Steering Committee

Community Engagement: 

  • Women’s Leadership Initiative of the North Country: Founding Board Member, and Co-chair of its planning committee for the Community Connections conference (2015, 2016, 2018)

Previous Service to University

  • Co-adviser of the Native American Student Alliance
  • First-Gen Initiative Mentoring Program
  • North Country Ambassador
  • Presidential Diversity Scholars Advisory Committee
  • Student Life Tripartite Committee 
  • Title IX Investigator

Previous Community Engagement:

  • Affiliated Colleges Diversity Consortium (Chair/Member)
  • St. Lawrence Leadership Institute (Board Member, graduate)
  • Associated Colleges: #4Co Student Leadership Conference Committee (Member)
  • Communities That Care Coalition (formerly Cultivating Healthy Communities) (Chair/Member)

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