Nicole Collier serves as the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) executive director and research associate for the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. As NACC's executive director, she supports NACC member programs around the world. Her work includes overseeing various committees, creating and updating curricular guidelines used globally, managing publication opportunities, accrediting nonprofit and philanthropic degree programs, and more.
As the research associate for CNP, Nicole supports Brazos Valley organizations, assists with various research projects in partnership with nationally-focused organizations, and serves as the research partner for the Built for Texas initiative with United Ways of Texas and the OneStar Foundation.
Before joining the Bush School and NACC, Nicole worked with other nonprofit organizations including Make-A-Wish North Texas, The Children's Society in London, and several East Texas organizations.
An East Texas native, Nicole graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 2012. She earned her bachelor's degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and a Master's degree in public service administration (MPSA) from the Bush School with a focus on nonprofit management and analytic methods.