Rosanne A. Nichols


Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Educational background

Golden Gate University, 1979-81
Master in Business Administration
Gonzaga University, 1970-74
Bachelor of Science in comparative literature
Bachelor of Science in Italian
Gonzaga In Florence, 1972-1973
Dean's List, graduated with Honors

Rosanne A. Nichols

Nichols has more than 20 years of fundraising, marketing and communications experience, having directed campaigns for a wide range of global corporate and nonprofit entities, including the heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Inc., the University of Washington, and the relief and development organizations of World Vision and World Concern. Prior to Saint Martin's, she served as director of external relations for Tacoma’s Museum of Glass.

Early in her career, Nichols decided to devote herself to nonprofit work raising awareness and funds for causes closest to her heart: higher education, international relief, care for AIDS orphans and vulnerable children, and work empowerment opportunities for women. Among her first accomplishments following that decision was the successful management of the public phase of the "Campaign for Washington," generating more than $30 million for all of the University of Washington’s 18 schools and colleges, athletic programs, and the alumni association’s reunion class gift funds.

Nichols holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing management from Golden Gate University and Bachelor of Science degrees in comparative literature and Italian from Gonzaga University. A resident of Bonney Lake, she lived in Italy for 11 years and has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. She has served as board president for the Whidbey Island-based Hedgebook Writers Retreat for Women since 2007.