Dr. Andrew Pollom is New Dean of Student Affairs
Jul 19, 2019
Franklin Pierce University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew Pollom as Dean of Student Affairs. Dr. Pollom brings over 17 years of student life experience, most recently as the Associate Dean of Students at Lake Forest College in Illinois, where he managed all aspects of student support initiatives within the Office of Student Affairs. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Dean of Students for Residential Life and Student Conduct at Concordia University Chicago, where he formed and advised a First Year Residential Experience community and successfully managed student housing growth.
Dr. Kim Mooney, president of Franklin Pierce University, said, "Andrew’s experience and enthusiasm will help strengthen our student services planning and programming in addition to supporting retention initiatives. We are excited to welcome him to Franklin Pierce University."
Dr. Pollom has taught higher education courses relating to college transition and organizational behavior as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer He has published and presented his research on various aspects of student life, including under-represented student populations, organizational culture and student success. Dr. Pollom earned his Doctorate of Education from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University.
“I am energized personally and professionally to join a community that is focused on positive changes, growth and advancement. I am excited about woking with the people in the FPU community – their love of students, the work they are doing, and their respect for each other is evident and infectious. It is a place where I know, with my experience, I will have opportunities to contribute and also be challenged and grow.”
In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Pollom brings to Rindge a love of outdoor activities, music, food and the Chicago Cubs, and is deeply passionate about issues of diversity and equity.