Keller Magenau, PhD

Keller Magenau
(603) 862-3698

Keller joined the center in 2004, as a Tutor Coordinator, and later helped develop the Rising Scholars program. She became the director—only the second in CFAR’s history—in fall of 2011. She had the great fortune—and daunting responsibility—to follow in the footsteps of Len Lamberti, who was at the helm for more than 30 years.

As the first in her family to go to college, Keller understands the transformative power of higher education. So it’s a source of pride and satisfaction to be part of the UNH Student Support Services grant program that helps underrepresented students stay on track and achieve their college aspirations. Watching the growth and success of all the undergraduates who come to the center is an extraordinary professional benefit.

Keller lives in Portsmouth, NH with her blended family: her partner, Adam; their three teenage sons, Henry, Quin, and Spencer; and two crazy little animals, Fibi and Fitz. Observers wonder, “does the cat think he’s a dog, or does the dog think she’s a cat?” Either way, they entertain each other and everyone else. The teenagers are a zany and colorful bunch who keep animals and parents alike on their toes. NOTE: Advice from all students who survived with your parents through your high school years is always welcome!