Message from the President

At Nichols College, we’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders through a dynamic, career-focused education. A strong business curriculum combined with a solid liberal arts core provides the foundation upon which all majors build. A highlight of our curriculum is our pioneering professional development program which gives our graduates a distinct advantage in the competitive workplace.

As you browse the website, you’ll get a sense of what makes the Nichols community so vibrant – significant opportunities for students to learn and lead, in and out of the classroom; a supportive and mentoring environment; highly qualified faculty; a campus landscape that expands each year with new and improved facilities; study-abroad experiences; and of course, Bison fever for our thriving home teams.

The success of students, both in their academic training and professional endeavors, is at the heart of a Nichols education. The College is proud of the thousands of Nichols alumni who have put their degrees to productive use and who have fashioned their own success stories. Among them are CEOs, company presidents and business owners who attribute the solid business education and nurturing atmosphere of Nichols as the underpinning for their transformation from student to professional.

After you’ve explored the website, we encourage you to visit the Nichols campus. Come see and feel what sets us apart from other business colleges and experience for yourself the exciting and innovative ways our students are preparing for their futures.
Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D.

The President’s Council

Consisting of managers from all areas of Nichols, the President’s Council provides leadership and administration to our faculty and staff.

Members of the President’s Council

William Boffi
Vice President for Enrollment

Pamela J. Boggio
Dean of Students

Cynthia L. Brown
Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Kerry Calnan
Executive Director for Graduate & Professional Studies

Mauri S. Pelto, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean

William C. Pieczynski
Vice President for Advancement

Alan J. Reinhardt, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President

Michael J. Stanton
Vice President for Administration

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Nichols, responsible for all academic, administrative, and financial affairs within the College.


John H. Davis ’72
Chairman & CEO
Ventry Industries, LLC       
Vice Chairman       
Thomas J. Hall ’69
Managing Director - Investments       
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Constantine Alexander
Senior Counsel
Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Board Members  

Joseph T. Bartulis, Jr.
Fletcher Tilton, PC
Randall V. Becker ’83 MBA ’96
Retired Executive Vice President and CFO
David G. Bedard ’86
Senior Managing Director and CFO
New York Life Investments Group
Jane T. Birckhead
Vice President & Partner
Hukill Hazlett Harrington Agency, Inc.   

Carolyn Burke MBA '92
AVP, Talent Acquisition
MAPFRE USA Corp.    
Jennie L. Caissie MBA ’00
Michael V. Caplette Law Office        
James W. Coghlin, Sr. ’67
Chairman & Coach
Coghlin Companies, Inc.
Stephen A. Davis ’80
Ventry Industries, LLC       
Edwin B. Donahue ’72
Former Sr. Vice President/CFO
Vitruvian Exploration, LLC           
Asuman Göksel
Vice President
IBEC Consultancy Education
Samuel R. Haines ’73
Chairman & CEO
Gear Motions, Inc.       
David G. Hale ’75
Senior Loan Officer
SalemFive Mortgage Co., LLC

Robert B. Kuppenheimer ’69
Retired Vice President and
Managing Director
Distribution Development
Nuveen Investments, LLC
Thomas S. Lodge '79
Former Partner
Peter L. Lynch ’74
Retired President, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
John H. McClutchy, Jr. ’72
JHM Financial Group, LLC
Robert E. Miller, Ph.D.
Retired Founding President
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Senator Richard T. Moore
Massachusetts State House
Thomas H. Niles ’63
Senior Advisor
Boston Residential Group, LLC
Alan S. Peppel MBA ’98
Affinity Group, Inc.
Martin J. Power ’78
Trading Manager
Koch Supply & Trading, LP
Tammy A. Wolf ’94
Services Account Manager
Hewlett Packard   

Trustee Emeriti 

Howard K.O. Chong, Jr. ’64
President & CEO
Healani Land Company, Inc.
John B. Dirlam
J.I. Morris Company
Gerald Fels ’66
Retired Director and Chief Executive Officer

Richard B. Hardy
Chairman Emeritus
Affinity Group, Inc.

David F. Lombard ’65
Retired Publications Consultant
Jostens, Inc.

Robert J. Vaudreuil ’77
Retired President & CEO
The Protector Group Insurance Agency, Inc.