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
Vice President for Enrollment
Pamela J. Boggio
Dean of Students
Cynthia L. Brown
Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
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
Thomas J. Hall ’69
Managing Director - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Senior Counsel, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
Joseph T. Bartulis, Jr.
Officer, Fletcher Tilton, PC
Randall V. Becker ’83 MBA ’96
Retired Executive Vice President and CFO, MAPFRE USA Corp.
David G. Bedard ’86
Senior Managing Director and CFO, New York Life Investments Group
Jane T. Birckhead
Agent, Assured Partners NL
Carolyn Burke MBA ’92
AVP, Talent Acquisition, MAPFRE USA Corp.
Jennie L. Caissie MBA ’00
Attorney, Michael V. Caplette Law Office
James W. Coghlin, Sr. ’67
Chairman & Coach, Coghlin Companies, Inc.
Stephen A. Davis ’80
Partner, Ventry Industries, LLC
Edwin B. Donahue ’72
Former Sr. Vice President/CFO, Vitruvian Exploration, LLC
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, PricewaterhouseCooper
Peter L. Lynch ’74
Retired President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
John H. McClutchy, Jr. ’72
President, JHM Financial Group, LLC
Robert E. Miller, Ph.D.
Retired Founding President, Quinebaug Valley Community College
Senator Richard T. Moore
Thomas H. Niles ’63
Senior Advisor, Boston Residential Group, LLC
Alan S. Peppel MBA ’98
Chairman/CEO, Affinity Group
Martin J. Power ’78
Chief Commercial Officer, CVR Energy, Inc.
Tammy A. Wolf ’94
Services Account Manager, Hewlett Packard
Howard K.O. Chong, Jr. ’64
President & CEO, Healani Land Company, Inc.
John B. Dirlam
President, J.I. Morris Company
Gerald Fels ’66
Retired Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Commerce Group, Inc.
Richard B. Hardy
Chairman Emeritus, Affinity Group
David F. Lombard ’65
Retired Publications Consultant, Jostens, Inc.
Robert J. Vaudreuil ’77
Retired President & CEO, The Protector Group Insurance Agency, Inc.