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 Davis

    Chairman John H. Davis ’72
    Chairman & CEO, Ventry Industries, LLC

  • Thomas Hall

    Vice Chairman Thomas J. Hall ’69
    Managing Director - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

  • Constantine Alexander

    Secretary Constantine Alexander
    Senior Counsel, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

  • Thomas Lodge

    Treasurer Thomas S. Lodge ’79
    Former Partner, PricewaterhouseCooper

Board Members

  • Joseph Bartulis

    Joseph Bartulis
    Officer, Fletcher Tilton, PC

  • Randall Becker

    Randall V. Becker ’83 MBA ’96
    Retired Executive Vice President and CFO, MAPFRE USA Corp.

  • David Bedard

    David G. Bedard ’86
    Senior Managing Director and CFO, New York Life Investments Group

  • Alice Belden

    Alice C. Belden ‘85 MBA ‘92
    Retired Customer Service & Systems Manager, Rogers Corporation

  • Jane Birckhead

    Jane T. Birckhead
    Agent, Assured Partners NL

  • Jonathan Birtwell

    Jonathan M. Birtwell ‘06
    Trader / Portfolio Manager, Panagora Asset Management

  • Carolyn Burke

    Carolyn Burke MBA ’92
    AVP, Talent Acquisition, MAPFRE USA Corp.

  • Jennie Caissie

    Jennie L. Caissie MBA ’00
    Attorney, Michael V. Caplette Law Office

  • James Coghlin

    James W. Coghlin, Sr. ’67
    Chairman & Coach, Coghlin Companies, Inc.

  • Stephen Davis

    Stephen A. Davis ’80
    Partner, Ventry Industries, LLC

  • Edwin Donahue

    Edwin B. Donahue ’72
    Former Sr. Vice President/CFO, Vitruvian Exploration, LLC

  • Asuman Göksel

    Asuman Göksel
    Vice President, IBEC Consultancy Education

  • Samuel Haines

    Samuel R. Haines ’73
    Chairman & CEO, Gear Motions, Inc.

  • David Hale

    David G. Hale ’75
    Senior Loan Officer, SalemFive Mortgage Co., LLC

  • Robert Kuppenheimer

    Robert B. Kuppenheimer ’69
    Retired Vice President and Managing Director, Distribution Development, Nuveen Investments, LLC

  • Peter Lynch

    Peter L. Lynch ’74
    Retired President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.

  • John McClutchy

    John H. McClutchy, Jr. ’72
    President, JHM Financial Group, LLC

  • Robert Miller

    Robert E. Miller, Ph.D.
    Retired Founding President, Quinebaug Valley Community College

  • Richard Moore

    Senator Richard T. Moore

  • Thomas Niles

    Thomas H. Niles ’63
    Senior Advisor, Boston Residential Group, LLC

  • Alan Peppel

    Alan S. Peppel MBA ’98
    Chairman/CEO, Affinity Group

  • Martin Power

    Martin J. Power ’78
    Chief Commercial Officer, CVR Energy, Inc.

  • Tammy Wolf

    Tammy A. Wolf ’94
    Services Account Manager, Hewlett Packard

Trustee Emeriti

  • Howard Chong

    Howard K.O. Chong, Jr. ’64
    President & CEO, Healani Land Company, Inc.

  • John Dirlam

    John B. Dirlam
    President, J.I. Morris Company

  • Gerald Fels

    Gerald Fels ’66
    Retired Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Commerce Group, Inc.

  • Richard Hardy

    Richard B. Hardy
    Chairman Emeritus, Affinity Group

  • David Lombard

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

  • Robert Vaudreuil

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

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