Nick Dressler works to create an inclusive, equitable environment grounded in inspiration and creativity. In his work as Director of Campus Life, he supports students in making their goals and programming ideas a reality. He also serves as the direct advisor of Chase Hall Programming Board and the Budgets & Clubs Board of Bates College Student Government, the supervisor for the Ronj Coffeehouse staff, and as mentor to student government leadership. The student experience is at the center of his work, also serving as student support advisor and student conduct officer. Nick supervises the coordinator for Campus Life programming, and works with a variety of campus partners to drive the mission and vision of the Office of Campus Life.
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Nick received a bachelor’s degree in English and film from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. After working for several years post-graduation as a retail manager, he returned to school and in May 2016 received a master of education degree in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. At Vanderbilt, he served two years as a graduate fellow in Warren College, the University’s first foray into the upperclass residential college model.
Nick has professional and graduate experience in human resource management, networking, financial management and planning, faculty-staff partnerships, and working with students through the lenses of social justice, intersectionality, and equity. He ultimately plans to achieve a Ph.D. in higher education leadership with a focus on social justice.