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Dr. Nicole Loyd is Dean of Student Life at Moravian College

Dr. Nicole Loyd

Bethlehem, Pa., June 10, 2008—Moravian recently welcomed Dr. Nicole Loyd as the dean of student life, replacing Robert Windolph who retired at the end of the 2007-08 academic year after 40 years of service to the College, more than 30 of which have been in student affairs.

Loyd oversees the college residence operation, student conduct, summer camps, food service programming, and other activities related to the quality of campus life.   She will develop programming for residence life which advances living and learning opportunities for students,  fostering personal development, intellectual engagement, leadership skills, and the other shared values. She will coordinate the overall operation of the residence complex and  serve as liaison concerning maintenance and operation.

“We are delighted to have brought Nicole on board, said Beverly Kochard, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “Her education, professional experience, and skills will position us well to meet the challenges of coming years. Nicole is assuming the student affairs role that has been filled admirably by Bob Windolph for more than 30 years.  She has quite pointedly said that that she has succeeded, rather than replaced Bob.”

Prior to coming to Moravian, Loyd served as associate dean of students for campus life at Sewanee, the University of the South since June 2005.  She holds a B.S. in English and Secondary Education from Bucknell University, an M.S. in Education from Bucknell, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Virginia.  She was employed at Bucknell for the years immediately following her graduation through completion of her master’s degree, mostly as assistant to the director in the Office of Housing and Residential Life.  While pursuing her doctorate, she gained research and teaching experience at the University of Virginia, Blue Ridge Community College, and the Federal Executive Institute and served as the site director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in 2003, hosted at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.   Loyd has been published in collegiate journals and given a number of presentations in the area of student life at conferences and colleges across the country

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.