Nichols, Reginald

Dr. Reginald Nichols VPAA and Dean of Faculty for Warner Pacific College July 2015Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty

Phone 503.517.1036


  • Bachelor of Arts from Gordon College in Wenham, MA
  • Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Education in Organization and Leadership – International and Multicultural Education from University of San Francisco


Rev. Dr. Reginald T. W. Nichols has served as a senior educational executive, international and global program initiator, community service practitioner, and fund development professional in the United States and around the world for the past 30 years.  Most recently, after seven years at the helm as the fourth President of The Piney Woods School in Mississippi, Dr. Nichols is currently serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Warner Pacific College. He brings with him a wealth of experience in education, strategic planning, capacity building, servant leadership, and fund development from work with organizations and schools in the U.S. and abroad.

Born in Belgium and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Nichols received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a Doctor of Education degree in Organization and Leadership – International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco.

He was selected to serve as a W.K. Kellogg International Leadership Fellow and a Salzburg Seminar Fellow, where he led youth projects and seminars and worked with Caribbean, Latin American and South African leaders to increase leadership and organizational effectiveness and diversity for those in underserved communities. He has received numerous awards for his work in leadership, education, community service, and ministry throughout the country including among others a resolution from the City of San Antonio and an Image Award in Education from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.  He is member of Rotary International and a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  He has also been a guest speaker, lecturer, and panelist for a number of universities, churches, and organizations around the world.

He has served as a special education and high school biology teacher and administrator in a variety of K-12 institutions and also as a faculty member and senior administrator in various higher education institutions in California and Texas.

An avid small car collector and car lover, Dr. Nichols enjoys reading, traveling, and bringing hope through education to the lives of God’s people around the world.

He is married to Vanessa and is the father of four adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and two adorable grandchildren.