Scott G. Nichols

Senior VP, Development & Alumni Relations

Scott Nichols, Senior Vice President, BU Development & Alumni Relations

Scott Nichols serves as Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, overseeing a staff of 200. He is currently leading BU’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which seeks $1 billion.

Formerly, he was Associate Dean for Advancement at Harvard Law School for 20 years. During his tenure at Harvard, he led two successful campaigns that collectively raised over $660 million. Nichols served DePaul University as Associate Vice President. He was also Director of Annual Giving at Northwestern University, and held a variety of advancement positions at Bucknell University.

Nichols is a co-author of five books on advancement, and was a longstanding trustee of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He also served as a trustee of Bucknell University for 20 years. A frequent speaker on the conference circuit, Nichols is a recipient of the Steuben Award from CASE for excellence in presentations.

A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, Nichols holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Bucknell, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.