Nicole Wilkins has been with Indiana University for three years. Prior to joining the Vice President for Research team, she served as senior director of strategic communications for IU Bloomington where she developed and oversaw strategic communications projects for the university, including extensive collaboration with the Research office.
A native of Southern California, Wilkins received a degree in English from the University of California-Irvine, where she also worked in marketing and communications. Wilkins brings more than 18 years of professional experience to this role. She has worked for Fox Television Studios in Beverly Hills, California; Zimmer in Warsaw, Indiana; and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce in Fort Wayne. She has run her own marketing firm, 260media, and served as chief communications officer for the regional IU/Purdue campus of IPFW in Fort Wayne.