Andrea Bard (Image courtesy: Andrea Bard)

Andrea Bard is the Associate Professor of Communication and the Coordinator of the Communication major. She has been a part of the SNHU community for 24 years and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Bard spoke about the importance of Communication and why she took the role of implementing it into students as a professor and mentor.

“It’s the most important thing in my eyes; it touches everything. You can’t function in any part of life without having it. That’s why I love it: it’s essential for everything. Losing our capability of communication because of technology and COVID has been a struggle and it makes it even more important,” said Bard.

Bard has years of experience in advising and loves to create relationships by helping students grow throughout the years. Her impact gives her students the ability to develop and become comfortable with themselves and others.

“My favorite part of working here is that I get to be a part of a time in their life where they are figuring everything out. It’s a blessing to be a part of it. Seeing a student’s progress throughout their four years in college is better than a paycheck. They mean everything to me,” said Bard.

When asked about why she teaches Communication, Bard answered by emphasizing how the ability to communicate through students has become less of a priority.

“It is pretty rewarding seeing them all shy and then when they are ready to graduate, they have three job offers and are ready to start their professional careers with nothing but confidence and determination,” said Bard.

Bard is reachable in her office located in Robert Frost, room 332, or by email at

“My advice to incoming freshmen is [to] take every opportunity that SNHU provides to you that you can. Many of these experiences will not be available to you once you graduate,” said Bard.