Dana Nichols Selected to Lead Georgia Highlands College

Dana Nichols has been chosen to serve as interim president of Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Georgia. She will assume her new duties on July 7.

Georgia Highlands College is a state-operated educational institution offering associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. The college enrolls nearly 6,200 students according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 62 percent of the student body.

“I am so honored to assume the role of interim president at GHC,” Dr. Nichols said. “With the support of a great team of faculty and staff, we will not only continue GHC’s tradition of providing the type of student-centered, quality, and affordable education and training opportunities that we are known for, but we will also expand our innovative curriculum and outreach efforts together with our partners in industry and K12 education.”

Dr. Nichols has served as provost and chief academic officer at the college since 2018. Earlier, she was vice president for academic affairs at Chattanooga State Community College and was an associate professor of both English and Spanish at Gainesville State College, which is now a campus of the University of North Georgia.

Dr. Nichols holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She earned a Ph.D. in English at Georgia State University.

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