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O’Brien Center for Student Success

Heather Maietta

Associate Vice President of Career and Corporate Engagement
Director of O’Brien Center for Student Success
Doctorate of Higher Education Administration, Central Michigan University;
MS, James Madison University;
BS, Michigan State University


Dr. Heather Maietta is the Director of O’Brien Center for Student Success. Prior to joining Merrimack, Dr. Maietta was the Director of Career Services/Assistant Director of the Professional Development Seminars Program and adjunct faculty at Nichols College. While at Nichols, she managed a groundbreaking four year, credit bearing, career development program for undergraduates.

Dr. Maietta’s research interests include first generation college seniors; the impact of career development on college retention; and the value of career planning courses for undergraduates. In 2011, she was named the National Association of Colleges and Employers/Spelman & Johnson Rising Star. Heather received her BS from Michigan State University; MS from James Madison University; and Doctorate of Higher Education Administration from Central Michigan University.

Heather Maietta