Gary Nicksa Announces Retirement

November 28, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to inform you that Gary Nicksa has announced his plans to retire as of December 31, 2023, after 18 years of service with Boston University.

Gary joined Boston University in 2005 as Vice President for Operations and Assistant Treasurer. He was promoted to Senior Vice President for Operations and Assistant Treasurer in 2011, and was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer in October 2021. He has been an invaluable contributor to the University’s outstanding financial and operational performance.

Gary’s successor as Senior Vice President for Financial Affairs, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer will be announced in December.

Human Resources began reporting to Gary seven years ago when he was Senior Vice President for Operations and continued to report to him when he became the Chief Financial Officer. Effective January 1, 2024, Amanda Bailey, Vice President for Human Resources, will report to Derek Howe, Senior Vice President for Operations.

Please join me in thanking Gary for his many contributions to Boston University and extending best wishes as he transitions to retirement.

Sincerely,

Kenneth W. Freeman signature
Kenneth W. Freeman
President Ad Interim

*This message was sent to faculty and staff on 11/28/2023.