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 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 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. Expand for Bethany Nohlgren Expand
Timand Bates '02

Assistant Dean of Students
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.
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Alexis Lopez

Assistant Dean of Students
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

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Carol Werner

Office Manager
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.    Expand for Carol Werner Expand
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Contact Us
For further information, contact: 
The Dean of Student Affairs Office
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Phone: 845-758-7454