Peter J. Nichols Scholarship in Educational Leadership

Peter NicholsAs announced in a previous Spotlight article, Provost and Executive Vice President Peter Nichols, Ph.D., is returning to the UConn faculty after serving the university with distinction. Dr. Nichols will teach in the Neag School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership to build his experience in leadership and administration, as well as to engage in higher education policy and governance research. While serving as provost, Dr. Nichols was involved with the Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA) program and had the opportunity to interact with HESA students. He looks forward to this continuing.

To acknowledge Nichols’ many contributions, Neag School friends, colleagues and students are invited to help endow a scholarship in his name to benefit graduate students seeking leadership roles in higher education. The goal is to raise $10,000 by May 31, 2013, to endow the Peter J. Nichols Scholarship in Educational Leadership. All funds raised will be administered and held by the UConn Foundation, Inc., in accordance with its policies and procedures. Donors to the Foundation have the right to request, in writing, that their gifts remain anonymous.

For more information including how to support the fund, please contact Heather McDonald, Neag School of Education Director of Development, at or (860) 486-4530.