Dean of Student Affairs

As an integral partner in student academic success,

the Dean of Student Affairs Office encourages undergraduates to actively participate in all aspects of our community, develop positive and healthy relationships with their peers, and utilize the myriad resources at the College's disposal to pursue their individual goals. Our staff serve as advocates, advisers, and mentors to the student body, and prepare graduates for a lifetime of integrity, independence, and engaged citizenship.
Who We Are
Through the following services, Bard College seeks to enhance the value of the undergraduate experience and encourage students to participate actively in their community.

Our Staff

To schedule an appointment with one of the deans, please call the Center for Student Life & Advising at 845-758-7454. Students with general inquiries are also welcome to contact us via e-mail at dosa@bard.edu. Our office, located in Sottery Hall, is open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week. In the event of an emergency, please call Safety and Security at 845-758-7777 immediately.
Bethany Nohlgren

Dean of Students

Bethany Nohlgren
nohlgren@bard.edu
Bethany Nohlgren has been at Bard College since 2003 and oversees the Dean of Student Affairs Office, including the assistant deans of students, student activities, residence life, health and counseling services and the wellness educator. She works to ensure that students have information about and access to the vast resources available at the College. Working with students to help problem-solve concerns in their academic and social lives, she's available to any student for counsel or support. She loves working with students to help them articulate and realize their potential. You'll see her walking her rescue pup, Franny, around campus from time to time. She's also very crafty, has been known to fix loose buttons on students shirts, and loves to tell a good Bard ghost story.
Timand Bates '02

Assistant Dean of Students

Timand Bates '02
tbates@bard.edu
Timand Bates, an alumnus of 2002, works with sophomores, juniors and seniors [last names Q-Z] offering social and academic support for students who may be struggling, are unsure about their program of study, want help with course selection, or have questions about how to improve their academic skills and time-management strategies. He coordinates programming and support for incoming transfer students and students who live off campus. Timand is also a field supervisor for the Bard MAT program, where he works with graduate students who are in pre-service training to become public school English teachers. When Timand is not supporting Bardians, his preferred use of time is exploring deep in the Catskills with his two fierce daughters, Alice and Hazel, and wife, Monica, who is also an educator. Despite Timand’s life-long commitment to literature and literacy, he is quite proud that his family’s first initials spell M.A.T.H. — an homage to the logic of love! 
Alexis Lopez

Assistant Dean of Students

Alexis Lopez
firstyear@bard.edu
Alexis Lopez provides support to first-year students (last names A-K) and helps them navigate the first-year experience at Bard. Throughout students' first year, Alexis is available to help students integrate personally and intellectually into the Bard climate in order to shape a thoughtful, supportive learning community together. In order to facilitate the best possible first-year experience for students, Alexis works with and can help connect students with campus partners such as Advising, Chaplaincy, Counseling and Health Services, the Learning Commons, and student-led groups. Alexis ​is a fan of YouTube tutorials, loves reading books (current favorite book: Adios, Happy Homeland by Ana Menéndez)​ and hangs out with her cat. 

Carol Werner

Office Manager

Carol Werner
werner@bard.edu
Carol Werner has been at Bard College since 1998, and brings many years of knowledge about Bard and the Center for Student Life & Advising to her work.  She manages the student support staff in the office, is in charge of updating the student handbook, office websites, and email listservs, as well as the departmental budgets and student files, including those taking a leave of absence. Carol also organizes the Senior Dinner and manages the Junior Marshals at Commencement.  You can contact her office if you would like to set up an appointment with one of the deans or advising staff, or just have a question in general. She has 4 grown sons and 4 grandchildren, which keep her very busy. A true lover of the arts, she enjoys music, singing, movies and live theater. You may find her knitting or doing other crafts, in her spare time. She is also Vice President of the Ulster Ballet Company.   
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For further information, contact: 
The Dean of Student Affairs Office
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Phone: 845-758-7454 
E-mail: dosa@bard.edu