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Nicole Akers

Program Manager
Nicole Akers
3006 Torgersen Hall, Suite 3046
620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Nicole serves as the Program Manager for the Research & Graduate Studies team. Her focus is on the implementation of the college’s strategic plan, ensuring that the graduate programs operate efficiently. Responsible for graduate curriculum, graduate student awards, scholarships, and special events. Her duties include support of the college’s graduate student recruitment, admissions, advising, and retention efforts.


Nicole holds a bachelor of science in counseling and a master of education in higher education leadership.


Nicole joined the Virginia Tech community in 2016 in the College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences. She transitioned to the Office of the University Registrar in 2017 where she served as the Governance Coordinator, responsible for the university’s curriculum and curriculum review processes. She joined the College of Engineering in 2021.