Academic Affairs

All Offices & Services

Valerie Nelson

Liaison to academic departments and administrative staff in assisting the Dean of the College in the coordination of faculty and curricular issues.


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


I have worked in the Office of Academic Affairs since 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. 

I have been a member of NewU since the inception of the committee, providing wellness activities and information to Ursinus employees  I also serve on the UC Sustainability Committee as we strive to make Ursinus a workplace that incorporates practices that are environmentally friendly.



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