Suzy Maholchic Nelson

Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Life
Chancellor's Office
Bringing Out the Best
Award presented by
Melissa Nobles, Chancellor 

Our final honoree in the Bringing Out the Best category is Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Life Suzy Maholchic Nelson. Since 2016, Suzy has led a division of 500 MIT employees and 400 affiliates focused on residential life, student support and wellbeing, diversity, dining, athletics…and so much more. And she has had a hand in transforming the quality of all of them. In the words of one colleague: “Suzy is a brilliant and dedicated leader who works tirelessly on behalf of students. She is an empathetic listener, an exemplary mentor, and a proven problem solver. She's also at the center of creating a culture where the Division of Student Life is the best place to work at the Institute. With her can-do attitude and deep expertise, she has transformed student life at MIT.”