Becker College Appoints Nancy Papagno Crimmin, Ed.D. Vice President for Student Affairs

Published on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Nancy Papagno Crimmin, Ed.D., has been named vice president for student affairs at Becker College.

“Dr. Crimmin joins Becker College with a stellar career of leadership in higher education and a strong commitment to providing students with the best opportunities for enhancing their college experience,” said Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. “She will provide an important new voice for student affairs, focusing on collaborative approaches to enhance student learning and leadership development.”

Dr. Crimmin will oversee residence life, campus activities, health services, campus police, counseling services, food services, career services, and athletics at Becker.

“I was drawn to Becker because it resonates with me personally, and I am honored to be a part of the community,” said Dr. Crimmin. “The college is an extraordinary institution with a vision, mission, and core values designed to provide each student with a transformational learning experience. My goal is to provide a safe, productive, and stimulating environment for students to complement their classroom experience.”

Dr. Crimmin brings more than 25 years of higher education experience to Becker College. Most recently she served as dean of campus life at Assumption College and has worked at Curry College, in Milton, Mass., and Alverno College, in Milwaukee, Wis.

In 2005, Dr. Crimmin received the Mary Tobin Senior Student Affairs Award from the Massachusetts Association for Women in Education. She is involved in a number of professional organizations, including currently serving a two-year term on the National Board of Directors and a three-year term on the Foundation Board of Directors for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). She also served as the Region I Vice President for NASPA. She holds membership in numerous organizations, including the American College Personnel Association, the American Association for Higher Education, and the Massachusetts College Personnel Association. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at Assumption College and at Springfield College.

Dr. Crimmin received a B.A. in psychology from Stonehill College, an M.S. in counseling and student personnel services from Springfield College, and a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Johnson and Wales University School of Education.