man smiles at cameraIn this next edition of Faces of GPS, we’re thrilled to introduce Harry Skoyles, our new Director of Student Services. Read below to learn more about Harry and his position at GPS!

Q: What inspired you to work at GPS?  

I am passionate about online education and was drawn to GPS as a setting that understands the role of online education in promoting equity and access to higher education.  

Q: What are the responsibilities of your role at GPS?  

As the Director of Student Services, I oversee the student advising team and I am focused on developing initiatives and programming that promote student persistence. The role is centered on promoting a positive student experience from matriculation to graduation.

Q: What are you most looking forward to about your new position as Director of Student Services?  

I am excited to work and collaborate with a wonderful team at GPS and get to know and support our students. What I like about working with students is having the opportunity to engage with individuals from different backgrounds and with different interests, all within the context of their journey in higher education. Online learners in particular, especially graduate students, come to their programs with a range of experiences and perspectives, and I am passionate about helping ensure that all students have a fulfilling and successful academic experience in which they are able to apply their knowledge and expertise throughout.

Q: What are some fun facts about you?  

I live in Cambridge, MA with my wife Heather, our 2-year-old Sophia, and our Boston Terrier, Fig Newton.  I love to cook, play guitar, and see live music.  

To connect with Harry or any other member of the GPS advising team, please visit our Advising page.

Faces of GPS is an occasional series that profiles Brandeis University Graduate Professional Studies students, faculty and staff. Read more Faces of GPS stories.