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Nate Bryant

Nate Bryant, EdD, Chief of Staff to the President, ext. 6134.
Mr. Bryant '87, '93G joined Salem State in 1987 and today brings his 30 years of leadership at the university to his role as chief of staff. He has previously held the positions of assistant dean of the Center for Academic Excellence, assistant dean of students for the office of student life, and director of undergraduate admissions. Mr. Bryant received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Salem State in 1987, his master’s in education from Salem State in 1993, and his doctorate in higher education from the University of Massachusetts – Boston in 2016. A resident of Salem, Mr. Bryant has served his community in various capacities, including a former role on the Salem School Committee.


Nicole Giambusso

Nicole Giambusso, Director of Public Relations, ext. 3019
Nicole Giambusso joined Salem State University in 2016, bringing about a decade of experience working in public relations, in government and on political campaigns. Prior to joining the university, she spent five years at O’Neill and Associates, a Boston-based public relations and public affairs agency. Ms. Giambusso resides in Salem and is a graduate of Rhode Island College, where she studied communications and political science.


Adria Leach

Adria Duijvesteijn, Senior Director of External Relations, ext. 7524
Adria joined Salem State University in July of 2003. In her current role, which she has held since 2012, she is responsible for external relations including government, town-gown, business, community, and neighborhood relations. She works closely with government officials, state agencies, and individuals and groups both on and off campus, providing avenues for collaboration between the university and the greater community. Prior to joining the president’s office, she worked in the university’s marketing and communications office. She joined the university community after working in advertising and marketing for two years. Adria holds a MEd in elementary education from Salem State and a BA in psychology from Bates College. She serves on the board of directors for the Boston North Cancer Association, North Shore Community Development Coalition and Salem Chamber of Commerce.


Lynne Montague

Lynne Montague, Special Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, ext. 6134
Lynne Montague is a Suffolk University graduate, and long-time Salem resident with over 13 years of government experience. Prior to joining the university, she served as deputy legislative director for the Patrick Administration, chief of staff to State Representative John Keenan and executive secretary to the city of Salem Mayor.


Contact the President's Office

President's Office
Salem State University
331 Lafayette Street, Third Floor
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978.542.6134 
Fax: 978.542.6126

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