Nancy Crimmin

Senior Vice President and Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer, Becker College

I think to have a full life, just to have people around you that love you and care about you.  Work is great and I could get all these accolades and my title could change and I can have these initials after my name and get awards and I can do all that, and that’s wonderful, But my friendships and my family and those connections, that’s the most important thing I think.


Nancy Crimmin was born in Canton, Massachusetts, in 1967 and went to Fontbonne Academy in Milton. Nancy came to Worcester to start a new job at Assumption College where she worked her way up from Resident Director to the Dean before leaving in 2012 to pursue a career at Becker College. She is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer.  Nancy has worked at and attended several different colleges including Curry College, Russell Sage, Johnson and Wales, Alverno, and Springfield College and says she knew she was interested in working at a college from the very beginning. When asked about the city of Worcester, Nancy says she believes the city has been revitalized in several areas but believes the public schools could use a little more attention. Nancy is a mother of two boys and discusses the difficulties of raising a special needs child in the public school system, and wishes there were more support programs for special needs children and their parents. Nancy attended an all-girls high school and an all-girls college and, in this interview, expresses the importance of female mentors for young women.

Interview Date: 
October 13, 2016
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