Lori Tenser
Dean of the First-Year Class

Lori Tenser serves as dean of the first-year class each year. As class dean, Dean Tenser provides guidance and support to first-year students as they make the transition into the college environment.

Students meet individually and in groups with Dean Tenser throughout the academic year to plan their course schedules; discuss options, interests, and challenges; and begin to identify their academic goals. The First-Year Dean’s Office also is responsible for new student orientation and the First-Year Mentor Program.

Dean Tenser holds a B.A. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in higher education from Boston College.

Dean Tenser's office is 224 Schneider (the Class Deans are no longer located in Green Hall).  You can contact her at 781-283-2327 or ltenser@wellesley.edu