Last week, Dean Missy Bryant was introduced as the Dean of Students after serving as interim dean of students since July.
Bryant received her undergraduate degree in History at Susquehanna University. She also received her masters degree in the same subject at the University of Alabama.
She has been at Ursinus for nine and a half years. She has been the co-director of the Institute for Student Success since it was created in 2017.
As co-director, she focused on student success and retention efforts. She worked directly with students on a daily basis and gained an understanding of the various challenges students experienced on campus.
Prior to coming to Ursinus, Bryant served as the Director of New Student Orientation and Student Support at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
In her new position, Bryant will oversee residence life, wellness, and continue her work with the office of student affairs and academic affairs.
Bryant discussed her enthusiasm to continue to work as an advocate for students.
“In my new role I will work with my student affairs colleagues to ensure that our policies, programs, and initiatives promote inclusive community and student success,” she said.