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Nicole Nichols

Manager, Human Resources at College of Agriculture/AAES, Auburn University

Current Job Title/Position

Manager, Human Resources at College of Agriculture/AAES, Auburn University

Current Position Description 

Senior Human Resources professional in the college and experiment station who works closely with the Dean, Directors, Department Heads, and central university administration offices at Auburn University. Provides professional management and administration of human resources policies and activities in the areas of recruitment and selection, job analysis and evaluation, and performance development and evaluation; manage payroll procedures for the college and AAES outlying units; ensure compliance with all appropriate laws and regulations.

Previous Positions

Plant Human Resources Manager, Wayne Farms LLC, 8 years Store Team Leader, Target Stores, 12 years

Professional Organizations or Special Achievements

Board Member, Board of Directors, Union Springs/Bullock County Chamber of Commerce Professional in Human Resources

Professional Skills

Over 20 years of leadership experience and over 8 years of human resources management experience. Human Resources experience was in a generalist role, with leadership responsibilities for multiple locations in the poultry industry. Key Skills: Building professional relationships, planning, delegation, influencing others, conflict management, coaching for performance, training and developing leaders, and employee relations.

Advice For Future Female Leaders

Over the last twenty years I have worked for great leaders and been given great opportunities to grow personally and professionally. These are the things that I have learned along the way: be flexible and open to learning, listen more and talk less, be accountable, take notes, do what you say you’re going to do and by when you say you’re going to do it, thank people who help you, and pay attention to the culture.


110 Comer Hall
Auburn, AL 36849