Nikki Youngblood Giles
As Vice Dean of the College – Campus Life, Dean Nikki Youngblood Giles supervises Student Life and Residential Life as well as Opportunity Programs, Student Success, and International Student Services (the three areas that comprise the newly created Access Barnard). Youngblood Giles joined the College in 2008 initially as Associate Director, Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). Since that time, she has supported the community in a variety of roles, most recently as Dean of Beyond Barnard, all while completing her doctoral studies at New York University (spring 2018). Youngblood Giles earned her B.A. in child development at Spelman College and her M.A. in curriculum and teaching at Teachers College. Her doctoral research examined the experiences of students who identify as first-generation and low-income at elite institutions.