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Valerie Nelson


Retired Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College


I have retired from Ursinus College after 20 years, where I served as liaison to academic departments and administrative staff in assisting the Dean of the College in the coordination of faculty and curricular issues.

I began my career at Ursinus in the Office of Academic Affairs in 1999, relocating from Western New York State. Prior to my departure from my hometown, I was employed by Jamestown Community College, SUNY in various offices including Academic Affairs, Main Street Learning Center, the President’s Office, and Admissions. I very much enjoy local entertainment and theater, including productions at Ursinus College, as well trips to Philadelphia and NYC for Broadway productions. 

White at Ursinus, I was a member of NewU since the inception of the committee, providing wellness activities and information to Ursinus employees  I also served on Staff Assembly and the UC Sustainability Committee, striving to make Ursinus a workplace of choice and one that incorporates practices that are environmentally friendly.



  • Certification, Katharine Gibbs Business School
  • A.A.S., Jamestown Community College
  • B.B.A., Ursinus College