Alumni Awardee: Reginald T. W. Nichols ’79
Reginald’s three-decade career reflects a mosaic of educational, humanitarian and ministerial leadership. Most recently, he served as president of the Piney Woods School in Mississippi and as pastor of Jefferson United Methodist Church in San Antonio before being appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Warner Pacific College in Oregon in the summer of 2015.
Reginald has worked with communities in southern Africa, Latin America and the United States in the areas of sustainable development, collaborative networks, and diversity, and on an international project to increase philanthropy and civic leadership. As a W. K. Kellogg International Leadership Fellow and a Salzburg Seminar Fellow, he has led youth projects and seminars and worked with Caribbean, Latin American and South African leaders to increase their effectiveness.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Gordon in 1979, he completed an M.Div. in marriage and family ministries at Fuller Theological Seminary and an Ed.D. in organization and leadership (international and multicultural education) at the University of San Francisco.
At Homecoming and Family Weekend this year, Reginald received the Jack Good Community Service Award for his faithful, outstanding service and model of Christian servanthood in his local community.