Executive Director, Leadership & Engagement
Nicole is a native of Philadelphia, PA, and Centerville (Dayton), OH. She attended Ohio University and received a degree from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism. In college, Nicole was active in a variety of co-curricular activities including Delta Zeta Sorority, Rho Gamma, Order of Omega, Rho Lambda, and Student Leadership Advisors. From there, she worked as a development officer for the American Heart Association and, after some soul searching, decided to return to OU for a master's degree in College Student Personnel. Nicole then came to UC in the summer of 2006 and since has served as a program coordinator, assistant director, and director of Student Activities & Leadership Development.
Nicole is involved in a variety higher education related activities including the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals--NASPA, where she serves as the co-chair for Region IV-East. Within the commission, Nicole is co-chairing the annual Women in Student Affairs Drive-in Conference. In addition, Nicole is president-elect of the UC Association of Managers, Administrators and Professionals.
Nicole earned her doctorate from UC in Urban Educational Leadership in February 2013. Her dissertation focused on work/life balance of student affairs administrators and the presence of role conflict through feminist perspectives.
Nicole is married to her husband Brian, who is also an OU and UC alumnus. Nicole and Brian have a dog named Sam and a daughter, Ellie, who was born in September 2013.