About Us

Residence Life Team

Amanda Desai (she/her/hers)
Director of Residence Life

Amanda began at Nichols in 2011 as a Residence Director in Shamie Hall and has been serving as the Director of Residence Life since 2018. Amanda received her Bachelor of Technology, Agricultural Business Management from SUNY Cobleskill and later fell in love with higher education, and received her MA of Higher Education Administrative Services at McKendree University in 2012. 

What is your favorite thing about Nichols College?

Nichols is bursting with Bison Pride and I love being a part of that community! Our small community feel and nurturing environment is why I enjoy working here.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

Outside of work I love spending time with my husband Bhavin and my son, Dev. You can always find me either out in the garden or in the kitchen trying out a new recipe!

What stands out to you most about Nichols students?

Nichols students are dedicated, hardworking, and truly look out for one another. They make connections and work together to build a strong community on campus.

Contact Amanda: 508-213-2480 | Amanda.Desai@Nichols.edu
Office located in Fels 301


Adrienne Boertjens (she/her/hers)
Assistant Director of Residence Life

Adrienne joined the Residence Life team in 2016 as an Area Coordinator, and has been serving as the Assistant Director since 2021. Adrienne earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She then went on to earn her MA in Higher Education Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University where she served as a Graduate Hall Director.

What is your favorite thing about Nichols College?

I most appreciate the sense of community that comes from working with such a tight-knit group of students and fellow staff members! Getting to know students on a personal level and playing such a direct role in their transformative growth is extremely rewarding.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

I enjoy the beautiful things in life! I like to do a lot of arts and crafts in my spare time, as well as taking care of my numerous houseplants and spending time on the beach soaking up the sun!

What stands out to you most about Nichols students?

Nichols students are very driven, and demonstrate eager participation in their own learning experience.  They’re often willing to take on new challenges and seek opportunities for their own personal and professional growth, and are very committed to advancing the Nichols Community as a whole.  They truly embody the “herd” mentality of looking out for one another.

Contact Adrienne: 508-213-2009 | Adrienne.Boertjens@Nichols.edu
Office located in Fels 301


Ryan Morong (he/him/his)
Area Coordinator

Ryan began his journey at Nichols College in 2020 as an Area Coordinator. He oversees Remillard Hall, Budleigh, North, and Center. Prior to joining Nichols Ryan was a Resident Manager at SUNY Oneonta, in Oneonta NY. He earned his Bachelor of Science, Social Science from Plymouth State University where he discovered his passion for Higher Education.

What is your favorite thing about Nichols College?

I love how tight-knit the community is, and that our campus is very welcoming!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to be outdoors! My favorite things to do are going to the beach and going on runs.

What stands out to you most about Nichols students?

Their commitment! Nichols students are very committed to being involved in the community inside and outside of the classroom.

Contact Ryan: 508-213-2380 | Ryan.Morong@Nichols.edu
Office located in Remillard Hall



Veronica Hills (she/her/hers)
Area Coordinator

Veronica joined the Student Life Team in 2019 as the Operations Specialist and has transitioned into the Area Coordinator for Shamie Hall.  Veronica received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Management from the University of Saint Joseph.  This is where her passion for higher education and student development began.

What is your favorite thing about Nichols College?

The campus itself, is my favorite thing.  It is very much a picturesque New England College campus with the brick buildings, green grass and beautiful foliage.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, you can usually find me crafting and creating, whipping up something in the kitchen or hanging out with my pup Archie!

What stands out to you most about Nichols students?

Their passion.  Nichols students have such a passion and take great pride in their college and what they do.  They truly are proud to be a Bison and show it!

Contact Veronica: 508-213-2454 | Veronica.Hills@Nichols.edu
Office located in Shamie Hall


Logan Hennessy (he/him/his)
Area Coordinator

Logan joined Nichols College Residence Life team in 2021 as an Area Coordinator. Prior to starting at Nichols, he worked as a high school teacher at Nantucket High School, as well as a Resident Director and Student Activities Coordinator at Fisher College in Boston. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Framingham State University in 2018, and received his Masters of Education degree in Higher Education from Merrimack College in 2020.

What are you most looking forward to at Nichols College?

I’m looking forward to making a positive impact on the students and community at Nichols. Nichols is a close-knit community, which I’m excited to be a part of!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love spending time with friends, whether it’s playing D&D or watching so-good-they’re-bad movies. I have an affinity for the culinary arts and I recently picked up pastel drawing. I’m also a huge basketball fan.

What is your favorite thing about working in Higher Education?

Meeting and working with students from diverse backgrounds. I’m always eager to learn about students’ backgrounds, experiences, and passions.

Contact Logan: 508-213-2459 | Logan.Hennessy@Nichols.edu
Office located in Copper Beech I