Nick Albanese

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and Regional Representative, Admission

Contact Information:

Room 002
(401) 341-2111


B.A. in psychology, Salve Regina University
M.A. in international relations, Salve Regina University

Professional Experience:


  • Treasurer, Association for Regional Representatives of Oregon and Washington (ARROW)
  • Volunteer experience in college coaching
  • Member, National Association for College Counseling (NACAC), as well as five other regional associations


Personal Statement:


I am a proud alumnus of Salve Regina University for so many reasons, but here are a few:

The access our students have to great minds, whether they are part of our faculty or invited speakers. We have students who have prayed with the Dalai Lama, watched Rhode Island PBS film a live discussion with Secretary of State John Kerry, and perform with musicians from the Newport Jazz Festival, all without leaving campus.

The lifestyle our students experience living in an open arboretum campus in one of the nations’ best-preserved historic districts. For example, there is a coffee shop downtown where we have students who study with friends, perform in community open-mic nights, rent apartments upstairs when they are allowed to move off-campus senior year, and in the basement our cultural and historic preservation students setup an archaeological dig, discovering artifacts from the 18th century.

The transformative experience. I believe our mission statement perfectly honors our Sister of Mercy heritage and expresses our progressive values, especially because it begins with the words “as a community that welcomes people of all beliefs” and ends with the words “the University encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful.” I think students who visit our campus will be hard-pressed to find a friendlier environment where they feel they feel cared and supported while being challenged to become the best version of themselves.

The generosity of our community. All current students take part in thousands of hours of community service impacting dozens of local organizations and countless neighbors, and our alumni who help us to award $44 million annually in financial aid.