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Willord Simmons

Project Manager, Student Engagement

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative



Willord brings experience from numerous student affairs roles, having worked in orientation program development, adult student services, student activities, and residence education. His student-centered approach to engagement is grounded by student development theory; he has prioritized holistic student development by providing opportunities for co-curricular involvement, and he has worked with diverse student populations to enrich the overall student experience on campus.

Willord recently served two years as the assistant director for student activities & engagement at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight of a comprehensive student activities office designed to meet the needs of both undergraduate and graduate student populations.

Willord holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from DePaul University and a Master of Education degree in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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