Although born in Nashville, Rachel Dewaal was raised on a goat farm in a small Michigan town. She decided to move back to Nashville about 20 years ago because winters in Michigan were way too long and cold! She is recently married, and they have a dog named Puddles – their pride and joy. Like many of our students, Rachel went back to college at 30 to complete her bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She is currently earning her master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Bethel University.
Providing support to college students is a lifelong passion for Rachel and she has been working with college students for over 15 years. She has held many roles during her career in higher ed including Campus and Regional Registrar, Admissions Counseling and Recruiting, Enrollment Coordination, and Academic Advising. As a lifelong student, Rachel understands first-hand what it takes to get a degree while managing all other aspects of life; understanding how difficult it is to overcome obstacles and persevere towards a degree.
As Nossi’s Student Services Director, Rachel uses a problem-solving and solutions-oriented approach. Her goal is to connect with students to help establish strong study habits, teach time management skills, connect students with Nossi resources, and advocate for students while cheering them on all the way to graduation and beyond.