Student Affairs

All Offices & Services

Deborah Olsen Nolan

The Residential liberal arts environment fosters rich transforming opportunities for students.  Ursinus College, with its intimate and diverse community coupled with a robust curriculum, is perfectly poised for supportive challenges and growth experiences . I thoroughly enjoy this vibrant and competitively supportive community of students, faculty, and staff,  and am honored to be a part of it.


Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students


As an undergraduate, I studied classical piano and choral conducting.  Upon graduation, I blended teaching and administration, completed graduate work in higher education administration, and came to Ursinus, where I have served the campus for almost three decades now.  In my current role I have the distinct privilege of shaping the out of class services and programs that support  both the individual student and the student community.  I am an active member of NASPA, ACSA, and ATIXA.   


  • Muskingum College, BA in Music
  • The Ohio State University, MA in Educational Policy and Leadership