Nancy Ludwig

Nancy Ludwig

Dean, Division of Graduate, Online and Professional Studies

Graduate, Online and Professional Studies
Graduate, Online and Professional Studies


Nancy Ludwig is dean of the Graduate, Online & Professional Studies division at UMass Lowell. She provides leadership spanning all aspects of the division which includes the International Student Office, Graduate Support Services, academic advising and student success for undergraduate online and professional studies students, the division’s marketing and technology units, financial management, online course development, scheduling, admissions and recruitment, and corporate education.

Some of Nancy’s interests include leading and managing change, capacity building, mentoring and developing staff, data informed decision-making, and aligning infrastructure to meet business demands and industry opportunities. She considers herself an agile leader who grows by taking on new challenges. Nancy has held various leadership positions in higher education and is energized by the opportunities presented in the changing landscape. 

Prior to joining UMass Lowell, Nancy served in several senior roles at Merrimack College including VP Administrative Affairs in the provost’s office, VP Institutional Effectiveness, and AVP Institutional Research/Registrar.  Nancy also worked at Northeastern University for over two decades and held senior roles at the University including Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Research & Data Administration.  

Throughout her career, Nancy has been active in many professional associations, and she continues to be a student of higher education.  Nancy joined UMass Lowell in 2018 and is excited to be working with the students, faculty, and staff at UMass Lowell in the area of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies.