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WATERBURY, Conn. (October 11, 2022) – With an unwavering commitment to the mental and emotional health of its student body, Post University has named Renee Pitre as its new director for the Counseling Center at Post University.

In her new role, Pitre will manage all aspects of the Counseling Center, including overseeing the many clinicians who provide professional counseling services and wellness resources, advocate for mental health and develop online and in-person wellness initiatives.

Pitre brings more than 15 years of clinical experience serving young adults, teens and children in both private therapy settings and community education. A former adjunct faculty member at Lesley University, California Institute of Integral Studies and New York University, Pitre is comfortable on a college campus. She is a registered drama therapist, board certified trainer, and a licensed professional counselor.

Trained in drama therapy, Pitre plans to bring her unique perspective to add dimension to Post’s therapeutic environment. “I look forward to collaborating with students and creating robust programs geared towards caring for self and community,” she said.

Pitre earned a Doctorate in Philosophy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Master of Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, since 1890, Post University is known for its focus on providing online and on-campus students an extraordinary educational experience with a level of personalized support that addresses their needs. Among the first in the nation and the first in the state of Connecticut to offer full degrees online, Post works with students to assist them with meeting their personal aspirations and career goals. Post University accomplishes this by providing students with their own academic counselors who assist them during their time of enrollment and provide information on the variety of support services available to students and programming options in a variety of career areas. Many programs have minors and areas of concentration that allow students to focus on career areas that are of specific interest to them.

In the spring of 2021, Post established two schools at its campus — American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the School of Continuing Education. These schools proudly join with The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, School of Arts & Sciences, and John P. Burke School of Public Services and Education in continuing Post University’s tradition serving the community by providing quality educational services.

Post University takes pride in its students and has a comprehensive Honors Program in place to recognize their academic achievements and scholastic accomplishments. Post University is proud of its NCAA Division II athletics program and its pioneering role in online education for more than twenty years. Post University is licensed by the state of Connecticut through the Office of Higher Education. Post University is institutionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and has been continuously accredited since 1972.

Post is ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report and recognized by Top Workplaces USA and the American Business Awards – “Stevie Awards for Great Employers” in 2021 and 2022.