M.S., College Student Personnel, Miami University (Ohio)
B.S., Consumer Economics, University of Maryland at College Park
Nicole is certified as a Heartsaver in CPR AED by the American Heart Association.
She is also an avid diver and traveler.
Nicole Johnson leads Advancement and Communications at Hudson County Community College.
She also provides leadership and support to the HCCC Foundation and serves on both
the President’s Executive Council and the President’s Cabinet.
Nicole is an accomplished leader with deep and comprehensive experience spanning across
all aspects of philanthropy.
Nicole has built a distinguished career in the education and mission-driven nonprofit
sectors, leading advancement and development efforts at prestigious institutions including
the Ethical Culture Fieldston School and the New York Academy of Medicine and brings
experience at Columbia University and national education-access nonprofit organizations.
Throughout her career, Nicole has built diverse networks of donors and fostered a
strong sense of stakeholder engagement. Her entrepreneurial spirit is instrumental
in creating a culture of giving and helping organizations develop their philanthropic
Nicole is passionate about amplifying the many accomplishments of HCCC and the students
we serve. Nicole is inspired by the grit and determination of our students every day
and works tirelessly to ensure that their incredible stories get the visibility they
deserve and resonate with the broader community. Nicole truly believes that as employees
of HCCC, a key part of our jobs is to champion our students and to be their raving
Nicole has a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Miami University
(Ohio) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Economics from the University
of Maryland at College Park. She is also a graduate of the American Express Leadership
Academy, a prestigious training academy for promising nonprofit executives.