Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Dr. Vicari is a native of New York, but has called Springfield home for nearly 20 years. She is passionate about leadership, development, and teaching and coaching. Nicole has been in development for over a decade and has been involved in leadership roles in multiple industries for over twenty years.
Prior to coming to Drury University in 2019, Dr. Vicari was the Vice President of Advancement for Global University, an international distance education institution and has traveled extensively connecting donors to the projects and students they support. She has also mentored students around the world and taught leadership courses abroad. Nicole is passionate about women in leadership and has concentrated her research on women in senior leadership roles within higher education.
As the Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Dr. Vicari focuses on developing and managing the Annual Giving Phonathon, mentoring student callers into successful fundraisers and supporting the office of Advancement in stewardship and development solicitation strategies.
Dr. Vicari earned her doctorate in Business Administration- Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University in San Diego, CA and holds a B.B.A and a Master of Organizational Leadership from Evangel University.