Dr. Gregory J. Nayor

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Dr. Gregory J. (Greg) Nayor currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at the University of the Arts. In this capacity, Dr. Nayor is responsible for the management of the student conduct system and the supervision of the areas of residence life, housing, counseling and health services. 

Dr. Nayor joined the University of the Arts in January 2010 after serving for the past 10 years in various leadership positions in Virginia. Most recently, Dr. Nayor served as the Dean of Student Development at Virginia Intermont College (VI), a small liberal arts college located in southwest Virginia. While at VI, Dr. Nayor was responsible for the management of all areas of student services and coordinated some significant restructuring efforts that greatly enhanced student life on campus. Before VI, Dr. Nayor spent seven plus years at Lynchburg College (LC) in Lynchburg, Va., where he served as Director of Residence Life for the 1,800-bed residential campus, coordinating all aspects of the housing management system. 

An energetic and innovative leader, Dr. Nayor has served on various committees and organizations, including a three-year term as president of the Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers (VACUHO). He is currently keynote chair for the state VSS Conference and advisor for numerous clubs and organizations. Dr. Nayor has presented at state, regional and national conferences on topics ranging from staff supervision to technology management. Dr. Nayor has received numerous honors and awards including the Outstanding Professional for a Four-Year Institution (2004) from the Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Dr. Nayor holds a B.A. in History and Secondary Education and a master's degree in Education from the State University of New York (SUNY) - College at Potsdam, as well as an earned doctorate (Ph.D) from the University of Virginia in Higher Education administration. Dr. Nayor resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Jessica, and his two daughters, Savannah, 4, and Charleigh, 2.