Associate Provost for Special Projects & Executive Director of Communications
Nicki Nabasny is the Associate Provost for Special Projects & Executive Director of Communications at the University of Chicago, where she partners with the Provost and his leadership team to develop and execute communication strategies that advance initiatives of the Office of the Provost. She also manages strategic projects to improve the ability of the Office of the Provost to support and enhance the academic eminence of the University of Chicago.
Prior to joining the Office of the Provost in June 2017, Nicki was Associate Dean of Alumni Relations and Development at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. In that capacity, she was responsible for developing an external strategy with the dean, alumni engagement, and fundraising at all levels. She worked at Harris Public Policy for five years, including the two best fundraising years in the school’s history.
Before moving to Chicago, Nicki spent eight years at the University of San Francisco, where she worked in university advancement overseeing fundraising for the School of Management and university donor relations.
Nicki holds a BA and BS from Santa Clara University, a master’s in nonprofit administration from University of San Francisco, and a doctorate in higher education administration from University of San Francisco.