Keisha Liggett–Nichols joined the Graduate School of Management as a lecturer in fall 2015. During her career in academia, Nichols has taught business management, specifically courses focused in business strategy. With her significant practical industry experience, she has primarily taught graduate studies.
Nichols brings years of involvement in experiential learning through consulting. She enjoys leading student consulting engagements as they allow educational institutions to strategically engage with the business community, showcase the talent of their MBA students and impact the progress of business.
Prior to her career in academia, Nichols served in senior leadership for several years at Citigroup Inc. She was a vice president of credit policy in risk management at Citigroup in Atlanta, Ga. In this role she interpreted, wrote and executed credit policy for the Home Depot portfolio. Her role supported Citigroup global and local credit policy in the United States, United States Territory and Canada. She also served as vice president of operations and technology for the Home Depot portfolio in Jacksonville, Fl., leading judgmental credit operations in the United States, United States Territory and Canada.
A Davis resident, Nichols is involved in the Davis and Sacramento communities, specifically engaging the various chambers, the public sector and not-for-profits through consulting, projects and philanthropy. She received her undergraduate degree in business administration, with a concentration in organization management, from Gwynedd Mercy University. She received her MBA, with a concentration in leadership, from Jacksonville University. She received her executive doctorate in business from Georgia State University.