Andrew Lehr

Dean of Student Academic Support


Fostering holistic student formation and success is a driving passion of my work in higher education. I work alongside students, faculty and staff to help create an environment in which all students can further their personal and educational goals. My background consists of experience in residence life and curriculum, student activities, first year experience, new student orientation and student success. I strive to help students grow in their understanding of their identities, vocation, and calling, and how they can bring light to their communities and the world.  

Areas of Interest

  • Student Success, Retention, and Persistence 
  • First Year Experience  
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion  


  • Hansen-Kieffer, K., Herrmann, T., Ivester, S., Lehr, A., Thornbury, K., & Smith, J.K.A. (2014). A review of “Imagining the kingdom: How worship works”. Christian Higher Education, 13 (2), 152-163.   
  • Lehr, A. (2012). A review of “Cultivating the spirit: How college can enhance college students’ spiritual lives”. Christian Higher Education, 11 (5), 345-347.

Selected Presentations

  • Fairbanks, J., Lehr, A., Lloyd, C. (2023). Nurturing Student Persistence: Identifying Strategies to Boost Student Motivation and Engagement. Presentation at the Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference, Fort Wayne, IN.   
  • Lehr, A. (2022). Empowering first year success through early data collection. Presentation at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.   
  • Lehr, A., Philips-Buck, R. (2020). Leadership during COVID-19: Overcoming student development obstacles (Virtual ACSD recorded session) [Webinar]. In Pharos360 resources.  
  • Lehr, A. Morgan, M. (2019). Creating new pathways through campus-wide success strategies. Presentation at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education Student Advocates Conference, Indianapolis, IN.   
  • Huebert, F., Lehr, A., Lehr, M. (2016). Urban immersion: Educating students on reconciliation and dignity in Chicago. Presentation at the 2016 Association of Christians in Student Development Annual Conference, Gordon College, Boston, MA.  
Andrew Lehr