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.

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

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, 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

Trustee Emeriti 

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.