Dr. Nichols joins a long list of BHSU presidents who have served the northern Black Hills with Rotary.
So you can get to know her before we begin meeting in person, here are a few excerpts from her biography: Dr. Laurie Stenberg Nichols is a native of Colman, South Dakota and received her B.S. in secondary education from South Dakota State University. Advanced degrees include a M.Ed. in adult education from Colorado State University and Ph.D. in Family & Consumer Sciences Education/Family Studies from Ohio State University.

Dr. Nichols was an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, class of 2006-2007. From August 1, 2008 through mid-June, 2009, Nichols served as Interim President at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In 2009 she returned to her home campus at South Dakota State University as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and served in that capacity through May, 2016. On May 16, 2016, Provost Nichols became the 26th President of the University of Wyoming, and the first woman to hold this post. She served in this capacity until June 30, 2019. Currently, Dr. Nichols is serving as the 11th President at Black Hills State University.

Nichols is passionate about working with young people in solidifying educational and career goals and developing leadership skills. She is married to Dr. Timothy Nichols, Dean of the Davison Honors College at the University of Montana, and mother to two daughters, Jordan and Hannah.

Welcome to Rotary, Dr. Nichols!