Lucille Dicker is the administrative coordinator for the Administrative Sciences department. She began working in the department in 2000 and has been assuming more challenging assignments each year. Her current responsibilities include assisting students with their inquiries in a variety of areas, including diploma applications, graduate certificates, and the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO). She is also very involved in coordinating newly accepted student processing.
Lucille enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She often vacations in Maine and Aruba.
Paula Higgins-Baker is the program administrator for the Administrative Sciences department. She has worked in higher education for 25 years in administrative roles supporting students and faculty. In her current role, Paula works with on-campus students from admission through graduation. She helps students navigate their way through their degree and certificate programs, degree and certificate audits, collecting and verifying I-20 documents, applying for curricular practical training (CPT), and responding to on-campus student inquiries and requests.
She enjoys spending her free time with her family, playing with her grandchildren, reading works of fiction and true crime.
Academic Advisor, Online Programs
Tara Kelly is an Administrative Sciences academic advisor. Tara assists online students with initial student onboarding, course registration, the graduation process, questions about their program, and other administrative responsibilities. Tara is assigned to the following master’s degree and graduate certificate programs:
- Enterprise Risk Management
- Financial Management
- Global Marketing Management
- Insurance Management
- Project Management
Prior to her time at BU, Tara earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Framingham State University, and has worked as an ESL instructor and an ecommerce copywriter.
Director of Program Administration
A Certified Public Accountant, William McGue joined Boston University’s Metropolitan College in 2006 as a part-time lecturer teaching finance and accounting courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Mr. McGue has more than thirty years of professional experience in Boston’s financial services industry. From 1987 to 2005, he was managing director at Putnam Investments. Prior to that, he held positions as vice president of Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company, vice president of Boston Financial Data Services, vice president and treasurer at New England Securities Depository Trust Company, and senior accountant at Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte & Touche). In 2012, he was named student coordinator for the Department of Administrative Sciences online programs at Metropolitan College. In this position, he counsels online students on academic and administrative areas of their programs. In 2016, McGue was promoted to the role of full-time lecturer, teaching finance and accounting courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow at the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Program Manager and Advisor
Susan Sunde is the program manager for the Administrative Sciences department as well as the academic advisor for graduate students on campus. She advises students on everything from registering for courses to all aspects of their needs while studying in their program, while making sure that they have met all of their requirements to graduate.
Susan is in charge of scheduling and staffing all on-campus and online courses as well as the day-to-day operations of the Administrative Sciences department. She enjoys working with other departments at MET and various departments across Boston University. She also enjoys being involved with various initiatives throughout the school year. Susan has been a supporting member of the Administrative Sciences department for more than 30 years and thoroughly enjoys working very closely with department faculty, staff, and most importantly, students.
As for fun, she loves spending time with her children, grandchildren, and the rest of her family, taking vacations together and enjoying each other’s company.