Dr. Nies is the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. He has
responsibility for areas that create an engaged campus life and
that foster student learning outside of the classroom.
He has worked in higher education for over 25 years in a variety
of roles. He was the dean of students at a small private college,
a program director for a minor in leadership studies, and an
assistant dean of an interdisciplinary school at a large public
university. As an instructor, he has taught undergraduate and
graduate courses in leadership theory, organizational theory,
student development, and social identity development. He has
served as a consultant to a number of universities, non-profit
organizations, and public agencies.