Diane E. O’Connor, M.S., PHR, SHRM-CP, CBP, CCP
Vice President of Administrative Services
Diane E. O’Connor currently serves as the Vice President of Administrative Services, and brings 30 years of experience in education as well as a strong focus in strategic management to her vice presidency. In this capacity she leads the development of the College’s plans and protocols for a campus environment focused on safety, efficiency, stewardship, and sustainability.
Joining Montco in 1996, Diane has previously served as Montco’s Executive Director of Human Resources; acting as a strategic visionary responsible for management of the College’s recruitment strategy, benefits programs, compensation programs, trainings, policies, and employee relations. She has also held prior positions as the Benefits Specialist, Benefits Manager, and Assistant Director of Human Resources, and served as a major driving force behind the cultivation of a supportive and close-knit culture for all employees at the College. Prior to Montco, Diane taught at various schools in Montgomery County for students of all ages and backgrounds.
As the Vice President, she will continue her service to the College leading the custodial services, facilities, grounds, human resources, postal services, and public safety teams. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration and magna cum laude with a B.S. in Secondary Education from Gwynedd Mercy College, as well as summa cum laude with an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Cabrini College.
When she’s not overseeing Montco’s Administrative Services division, Diane enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, swimming, cooking for others, and traveling. Her best piece of advice for students is to believe in themselves: “Build the confidence that it takes to continue to work towards your goal. Reach out and take advantage of all the resources available at the College, and when times get tough, keep believing in yourself. You can do this. Stick-to-itiveness is the difference between success and almost making it. Your education is an investment – make the time to learn as much as you can, and you will accomplish your goals.”