Welcome from the Dean of Students
Welcome to North Shore Community College! What an exciting time in your life to be
standing on the verge of realizing your hopes and dreams. Along with the excitement,
you might be experiencing some anxiety and fear, especially if it is your first time
attending College. As you go through your time at NSCC, we hope you make many connections
and learn a lot. We want you to be in an environment that feels respectful and where
you feel you are included and that you belong. We also want you to learn and grow,
both as a student and as a person. We hope to help you realize that taking care of
yourself also means taking care of your society and giving back when you can. Most
importantly, we want you to leave NSCC having successfully completed your program
of study (or courses), having a strong sense of purpose, and with the tools you need
to lead a meaningful life.
Philosophy of the Dean of Students Office
The Philosophy of the DOS Office is to serve students by supporting them to realize
their full potential. We support them through obstacles they may encounter on their
educational journey and we push them towards realizing their full potential by offering
challenging opportunities that they can participate in.
About the Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office consists of the Dean of Students, Dr. Bagchi Williamson,
her Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Christen Gaudenzi, and other areas in the DOS portfolio.
The DOS Office oversees Orientation and Commencement, the Office of Student Engagement,
Student Health Services, and Accessibility Services. The DOS is also responsible for
maintaining Community Standards and serves both as the Chief Conduct Officer and the
Chief Student Grievance officer. She also chairs the Student at Risk (SAR) Team, which
is a cross-College team that works at identifying students in crisis or at risk and
then providing the needed support and follow up.
Bonie Bagchi Williamson, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
Phone: 978-762-4000 ext.2164