Nicole M. Bartolozzi has been named the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) Fellow for Iowa State University.
A servant leader with a passion for student success, Nicole M. Bartolozzi has spent her career in higher education committed to making a difference. Before being named the UIA Fellow for Iowa State University, she was the assistant director for the Hixson Opportunity Awards and National Student Exchange Program at Iowa State where she facilitated workshops with campus partners and focused on leadership and curriculum development for peer mentors and first-year students. Nicole's dedication to service and advocacy extends to her roles as co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for the Division of Student Affairs at Iowa State and President of the Greek Alumni Alliance, her work in the community serving on boards for Back 2 School Iowa, Investing In My Future, the University Committee on Fraternities and Sororities, and as an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the local, regional, and national levels.
Prior to this position, she served as the program coordinator for Academic Coaching and Outreach and as the graduate assistant for the Hixson Opportunity Awards and National Student Exchange Program, Iowa State Parents’ Association, and Office of Multicultural Affairs Academic Program for Excellence at Iowa State University. In addition to her work at Iowa State, Nicole is the owner of Last Minute Productions, a graphic design firm in Ames, and a proud aunt to seven wonderful nieces and nephews.
Nicole holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance and a master's degree in Higher Education - Student Affairs with an emphasis on leadership and learning from Iowa State University. As an educator, she is inspired by the quote, “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘Because of you, I didn’t give up.’”
UIA Fellows are emerging higher education leaders who shepherd their member institution’s involvement in the UIA. Throughout their time in the program, UIA Fellows engage in professional development to help them prepare for subsequent leadership positions guiding university transformation toward the elimination of equity gaps for historically marginalized student populations.