Nicole Westrick, Associate Vice Provost – University College, is responsible for a portfolio of non-credit and continuing education programs at Temple University. Nicole is a member of the teaching team responsible for the Vocational Certificate in Urban Greening and Sustainable Land Care, which teaches incarcerated people skills in green industries, such as composting, organic agriculture, and landscaping.
Nicole is an experienced project manager with more than 20 years of experience managing complex projects across a range of industries. Nicole uses a people-first approach oriented around an environment of teamwork and collaboration that is unified by a shared vision. Her strong communication and process mapping/design skills allow her to identify and resolve a variety of problems encountered during most projects. She believes the best project managers facilitate communication, make connections and find solutions often while facing limitations in time, money, and scope. Nicole teaches IT Project Management and Software Project Management to undergraduate and graduate students at Temple University.
Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Nicole lived in Baltimore, Maryland where she was active in her community through volunteer and board service on the Friends of Patterson Park, the Baltimore-Linwood Community Association, and the Junior League of Baltimore. Nicole’s education includes a Master in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Skilled Facilitator Graduate Certificate from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at Temple University in Media and Communication.