Director, University Student Affairs, Leadership & Engagement
Director, Student Activities & Leadership Development
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 now director of Student Activities & Leadership Development.
Nicole is involved in a variety higher education related activities including the Association of College Educators International—ACPA, where she serves as the Chair for the Commission of Administrative Leadership. Within the commission, Nicole is working on a white paper with several colleagues across the country that discusses how the government identifies retention and its impact on college campuses. In addition, Nicole has served on the Ohio College Personnel Association executive board and is currently a board member for the Life Skills of Cincinnati charter school and Riverside Academy charter school.
Nicole earned her doctorate 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.