Melanie Smith Nichols
Program Coordinator • (970) 491-2318
Melanie Smith Nichols earned her B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado – Boulder, her M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development from George Mason University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Education, Equity and Transformation from Colorado State University. She previously advised undeclared/exploring students and taught in the Key Communities at CSU. In addition to presenting at various regional and national advising conferences, Melanie won the Division of Student Affairs Impact Award in 2010, the APC Star Award in 2015, and the Cermak Advising Award in 2020. Melanie joined the University Honors Program in July 2020 as Program Coordinator. Her responsibilities include recruitment and training of Peer Mentors, management of HONR 192 recitations, assisting in the review of Honors applications, coordinating the review of Honors scholarships, teaching Honors courses, serving as a liaison to Housing and the Honors Residential Learning Community, Honors Student Association advisor, and Track 2 recruitment and advising. Besides working with students, Melanie’s passions include traveling, reading, learning, camping, and kayaking. She has 2 daughters, one at University College Dublin in Ireland and one in high school.