Brigid Ernst

Title: Student Success Program Director
Dept.: Advising/Learning Support
Office: Rasmussen Center 206

Brigid has been with Grand View since July of 2012, where she began working in the Student Life department. In Summer of 2016, she started her current position as a Completion Coach for the GV Complete program. Brigid lives in Altoona, Iowa, with her husband, Cory, and two children, George and Sophie. Brigid is very active in her community and is a member of the Altoona Parks Board as well as the Altoona Campus Board of Directors.  

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Drake University, 1998
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Grand View University, 2015

Start Date at Grand View

  • July 9, 2012

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial and academic advising
  • Counseling
  • Financial planning
  • Leadership 

Personal Interests

  • Fitness
  • Community
  • Leadership
  • Reading 

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Grand View has a sense of community that is very close and caring. We see our students as whole people and have a very personal approach to help them navigate life's obstacles so they can be as successful as possible. All students have an opportunity to succeed here and explore leadership opportunities. Our location in Des Moines is also very unique, giving our students opportunities for internships and job placement that do not exist in smaller communities.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
The people here are my favorite part. Many of my coworkers have become close friends, and I enjoy that I've been able to get to know faculty as well as staff. 
Brigid Ernst