Lorna Cole Durish

Director of Outreach


Lorna has a AA Commercial Art and Design, BA in Education, and a MA in Education. Lorna is a proud Villanova University Alum. Her dedication to others and community comes from the transformative higher education experience she had at her alma mater.


Lorna has had a plethora of life experiences. She was an Army wife for several years. While raising her small children she volunteered her time as a classroom parent, Vice President and President of the Parent Association at her children’s schools. She had her own interior design business. Inspired by the educational experiences of her children, she decided to change her career path. She has been an educator and in education leadership for over 10 years. Lorna is extremely excited to bring her varied life and professional experiences as well as her passion for building community and serving others to her new position as Director of Outreach.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Has lived in 7 different states, including Hawaii.
  • Mother of three children and three furry canine rescue babies.
  • HUGE Villanova Basketball fan. Married her college sweetheart and fellow Wildcat. Go CATS!