What I do: Hello Vandals! My name is Nick Ketchum and I am the Resident Director for Student Success. In my role, I manage the Student Success Program and meet with students to discuss academic support strategies. I also work with campus staff to create events and programs that provide academic support, knowledge and training in a variety of areas important to our first-year students.
About me: I graduated with my Bachelor’s in English in 2017 from George Mason University, then continued on to grad school for a Master’s of Education in Counseling from Old Dominion University in 2020. Shortly after graduation I began my career with the U of I and moved from Southern VA to wind up here in Moscow, where I quickly fell in love with the area and the kindness I was shown from her residents. I enjoy the outdoors, experiencing different perspectives, and developing myself professionally while encouraging my students to do the same. Moscow and the U of I campus in general are a wonderful place to learn, grow and make long lasting connections. I encourage you to get involved on campus and try something new or different. Kindness and understanding are key to building relationships, strengthening bonds, and cultivating a student’s feelings of self-empowerment. If students feel they have the power to change their outcomes and that they’re supported in doing so, then they can succeed in their goals. I hope to bring this philosophy into every meeting I have with students, so they feel empowered in their lives’ and academics.
Known Fact: I have seen every Studio Ghibli movie that’s ever been made. If you have questions or would like additional information regarding the Student Success Program, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-885-2060.Professional Staff
The Student Success Program is dedicated to supporting students who live in the Residence Halls. Nick, along with our Academic Peer Mentors, Student Workers, Academic Coaches, and other campus partners, work one-on-one with residents to address any needs while attending the University of Idaho.