Nikki Jones

Manager, Student Academic

Development, Football


About me: I have been employed at OSU since 2000, starting in the College of Education student services office, then joining Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA) in 2001.  As Manager of Student Academic Development for Football, I work with student-athletes on a daily basis to motivate, encourage, and challenge them to succeed in the classroom.  Additionally, I am responsible for coordinating academic programs for football, overseeing daily operations of academic sessions, and managing the academic facilitator program. 

Hometown: Norman, Okla.

High School: Norman High School

College: BS in Education (Oklahoma State '04); MS in Teaching, Learning and Leadership/Special Education (Oklahoma State '08); PhD in Educational Technology Leadership (Morehead State '16).

Hobbies: Reading, spending time with family and friends, and attending OSU sporting events.  I also hope to start taking guitar lessons soon!

Favorite music: Too many to list!

Favorite movie: I have several: "The Holiday" and "Breakfast Club" are two of my favorites.

Favorite book: “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss

Favorite quote: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Theresa

Something not everyone knows about you: My dream is to perform on Broadway.

Best advice for college students: Don’t miss class and get to know your professors!

Favorite OSU memory: There are so many … I can’t choose just one!