Institute for Student Success

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Nick Hanford

The Interim Dean of Students is a live-in senior member of the Student Affairs staff who co-directs the Institute for Student Success, first-year advising, manages crisis response; wellness; residence life, and works to improve student success and retention.

Background

Nick received his Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2017 while studying player experience in videogames. He is an Ursinus alumnus from the class of 2011 and enjoys cooking and watching films. 

Education

  • BA, Media and Communication Studies, Ursinus College
  • BS, Biology, Ursinus College
  • MS, Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • PhD, Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute