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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office, located in Sottery Hall, is open between 9am and 5pm during the week. In the event of an emergency, please call Safety and Security at (845)-758-7777 immediately.
Bethany Nohlgren oversees the Dean of Student Affairs Office, including the First-Year and Sophomore Deans, Student Activities, Residence Life, Health Services, Counseling Services, BRAVE, and the Wellness Coordinator. She works to ensure that students have information about and access to the vast resources available at the College. Working mostly with juniors and seniors to help problem-solve concerns in their academic and social lives, she's available to any student for counsel or support. Now in her 12th year at Bard, she still loves working with students to help them articulate and realize their potential. She's also very crafty and tells good Bard ghost stories.
Timand provides personal and academic support to students navigating the distinctive challenges of the sophomore year. He works alongside academic advisers to assist students throughout the process of identifying a program of study and moderating into the Upper College.
Mary Ann helps first-year students acclimate to the social and academic life of the College. Beginning during the Language & Thinking Program, Mary Ann is available to meet with students as they transition into Bard's rigorous academic and intellectual community. She provides guidance and conscientious support to students who are both struggling and succeeding in their first year at Bard. Mary Ann supports students based on individual student needs, and can help connect students with other relevant offices, such as the Bard Learning Commons, Health and Counseling, and the Chaplaincy, as well as student-led clubs and organizations. In addition to being passionate about minimalist music, Mary Ann looks forward to conversation about any and all topics. Learn more about the First-Year Experience here.
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, and updates the student handbook, office websites, and email listservs. She manages 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.