Nicole Williams

("ni-koul wil-yuhmz" | she/her/hers)

  • Assistant Director for Student Disability Programming


  • MS, community counseling, University of North Georgia
  • BS, psychology, Georgia Southern University


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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Nicole has moved frequently since birth. Her father’s job led to nine moves to various states by age 12. In 1990, her parents finally settled in Georgia. They still reside in Stone Mountain, GA, which Nicole considers home. She often returns to visit family and friends, enjoy the warm weather, and eat at some of her favorite restaurants.

Nicole relocated from Evansville, Indiana, to Ohio and is excited to be part of the Oberlin College & Conservatory community. In addition, she is thrilled to join the Office of Disability & Access as the Assistant Director for Student Disability Programming and put her previous experiences in Support Services to use.

Nicole started her career in Higher Education in 2004 in Counseling & Accessibility Services. In addition, she held various positions in Residential Life at various campuses in Georgia, Tennessee, and Indiana. Nicole joined Oberlin College in 2022 in the Center for Student Success. 

Nicole is a first-generation college student and recognizes the opportunities and challenges for those that share this identity. Family has strongly supported her education. She is invested in seeking ways to remove barriers for marginalized groups, committed to the inclusion of diverse populations, and creating engagement opportunities for students to increase retention.

Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Georgia Southern University, a Master of Science in Community Counseling at the University of North Georgia and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Indiana.

When Nicole is not working, she enjoys traveling to new places, reading non-fiction books, attending outdoor festivals, and creating memories with family and friends.

Student Disability Programming, Executive Functioning Programming, my cat (Bree), or Georgia Summers.