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Shelley C. Nickel

Shelley C. Nickel

Shelley C. Nickel is the Interim President of Georgia Southern University. Nickel previously served as the University System of Georgia’s executive vice chancellor for strategy and fiscal affairs and treasurer for the Board of Regents, where she provided strategic leadership and policy guidance for the Board and the System’s 26 institutions.

Nickel has served in a wide range of administrative positions in Georgia. She was appointed Interim President of Gordon College, a USG liberal arts college serving 5,000 students. She was also appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue as director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget for the state of Georgia, the highest state office in budget planning and management. Nickel also served as president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, which is responsible for the state’s scholarship, grant and loan programs, including the nationally known HOPE Program.

She is a graduate of Penn State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Public Administration. She is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and served on the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Society Board.

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Shelley C. Nickel is the Interim President of Georgia Southern University. Nickel previously served as the University System of Georgia’s executive vice chancellor for strategy and fiscal affairs and treasurer for the Board of Regents, where she provided strategic leadership and policy guidance for the Board and the System’s 26 institutions.

Nickel has worked in a wide range of administrative positions in Georgia, including the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and the Georgia Student Finance Commission. She is a graduate of Penn State University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Administration.

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