In the first new episode of the third season of 13, the Colgate University podcast in which community members answer 13 questions about their work, Dean of Students Dorsey Spencer Jr. and Director of Residential Life Danielle Nied discuss Arrival Day 2021 and give advice to new students and their families.
Prior to joining Colgate in June 2021, Spencer was the director of administration for the office of the vice president of student affairs at Florida State University (FSU). He draws on a dozen years of experience in higher education administration, including work at American University of Nigeria, Bucknell University, and the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Spencer has taught classes at FSU on black male leadership and has served as a facilitator for a number of student support training sessions. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Temple University, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, and a PhD from FSU.
Nied started her tenure at Colgate in July 2020, and she comes to campus with a wealth of experience, including service as the resident director, director of recreation, fitness, and sports for Semester at Sea. She has also served in a number of residential life roles at St. Louis University, the University of Maryland, and Colorado State University. Nied earned her bachelor of arts at Florida International University, her master of science at Western Illinois University, and her PhD in higher education at St. Louis University.
Episodes of 13 highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty, students, and administrators to help shed light on the exceptional research and teaching at the University and provide insight into the workings of administration and planning in higher education.
Previous episodes of 13 have featured Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, F. Scott Kraly, Kerra Hunter, Joe Levy, Nicki Moore, Ken Valente, Sarah Keen, Daniel Benton ’80, Laura H. Jack, Carrie Keating, Robert Kraynak, Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Jeff Bary, Jennifer Brice, Ellen Percy Kraly, Danielle Lupton, Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.