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Nichols College joins national alliance to expand the role of women in computing and technology

DUDLEY, Mass. – Nichols College has joined the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a community of colleges and universities, tech companies, non-profits, and other organizations committed to equity in computing and technology. As a member of NCWIT’s Academic Alliance, Nichols can access hundreds of resources to recruit and engage women and underrepresented students in computing programs and grow an inclusive institutional culture in computing education, research, innovation, and leadership. 

“The mission of NCWIT precisely aligns with our objectives to be the college of choice for women in business and to increase our dominance in data science,” said Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M, president of Nichols College. “As we focus on expanding academic, career and leadership opportunities for our women students, Nichols will richly benefit from the support, services and inspiration afforded by this innovative partnership.”

In addition to a library of resources, Nichols can tap into a vast network of some 650 colleges and universities who are working to broaden the participation of women in computing. Students can expand their access to internships, job opportunities, and professional connections. 

NCWIT membership will have immediate benefits for women in RPA (Robotic Process Automation) at Nichols. In the past year, the college has accelerated its efforts to educate and train students on AI applications for business.  “Nichols is leading the way in preparing students to master the AI technology that is transforming the business landscape,” said Kerry Calnan, DBA, vice president of innovation and institutional effectiveness. “Our alliance with NCWIT will play an integral role in attracting women to this revolutionizing field and the countless career opportunities it offers.”

About Nichols College Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education as a result of its distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning, both in and out of the classroom, and through impactful research and professional education. Students thrive in a learning and living environment that is supported by an experiential business curriculum and a strong liberal arts foundation aimed at transforming them into tomorrow’s leaders. Nichols offers master’s degrees in business, leadership, accounting, and counterterrorism, as well as a range of certificate programs, to promote career advancement for today’s professionals.

Media Contacts:
Susan Veshi
AVP, Advancement and College Communications

Jillian Riches
Asst. Director, Public Engagement