Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile

Nicholas Alena

Nicholas Alena

Title: Associate Dean for Graduate Admissions
Location:
Senior Management Area: The Graduate School
Class Year: 2023

Bio:
Nicholas Alena is the associate dean for graduate admissions
at The Graduate School, where he oversees the admissions
process for doctoral and master's programs housed in over 80
departments across Duke and Duke Kunshan University. He is
responsible for upholding policies and procedures as well as
reporting and analysis of admissions activity. Mr. Alena has
worked in graduate education for more than 12 years,
including seven years as director of admission and
recruitment for The Graduate School at Northwestern
University before joining Duke in 2021.