Gudvangen Featured in Chronicle’s “Newly Minted”

John Gudvangen

John Gudvangen, Wesleyan’s new director of financial aid, is featured in the Sept. 28 Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Newly Minted” section.

Despite being apart from his family (in Colorado) Mr. Gudvangen is excited to begin his new adventure in Connecticut.

“I knew all along that I was taking a leap to leave my very great life and move off to someplace 1,900 miles away,” he says in the article, “but for me and my family, even though we’re apart, it’s a great life event.”

After being on one campus for more than 20 years, Gudvangen is eager to get to know his new one.

“I’m in the business of walking around right now,” he says in the article. “I could certainly sit here in my office and write people e-mails and call them, or not even do that, but it’s helpful to walk around and say: ‘Hi, I’m John.’”

The story is online here.