ATU’s Nichols Appointed to National Board of Directors

Dr. Keegan Nichols
Dr. Keegan Nichols

Dr. Keegan Nichols, vice president for student affairs at Arkansas Tech University, has been appointed to the board of directors for Jana’s Campaign.

Established in honor of the late Jana Mackey and other victims and survivors of gender and relationship violence, Jana’s Campaign is a national education and violence prevention organization with the single mission of reducing gender and relationship violence. The organization delivers educational programs that prevent domestic and dating violence, sexual violence and stalking.

A native of Vilonia, Nichols joined ATU as its vice president for student affairs on June 26, 2017. Under her leadership, the ATU Division of Student Affairs has earned national acclaim for its programs serving first generation students and promoting civic engagement.

Nichols holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Central Arkansas, a Master of Science degree in college administration from the University of Central Missouri and a Doctor of Education degree in adult and higher education from Northern Illinois University.

She is also a graduate of Leadership Arkansas Class XIII and a member of Leadership Tech cohort five.

Nichols was previously associate vice president for student affairs at Fort Hays State University from 2013-17 and vice president of student affairs at Colby Community College (Kan.) from 2010-13. She has additional experience working in student services at Northern Illinois University and Rockford College (Ill.).