Nicole Rice (she/her/hers)

Postsecondary Advisor

Nicole Rice is excited to start as the NEW Post-Secondary Readiness Advisor for the 22/23 school year.  Ms. Rice was in higher education for the past 10 years.  Ms. Rice was an academic advisor and director of a women’s leadership program.  Ms. Rice received her A.A.S. in human service/social work at the Community College of Denver and transferred to Metropolitan State University where she received her B.S. in human services/social work with a concentration in at risk youth.  Ms. Rice is currently pursuing her master’s in social work.

As a proud Black female leader, Ms. Rice has worked and strived to overcome her adversities as an at-risk teen herself. Ms. Rice was a non-traditional student, displaced homemaker, and first-generation college student when she decided to go back to school. Community college was where she found her passion, mentors, good teachers, and a path that worked for her.  Ms. Rice now strives to empower, coach, and mentor students by letting them know it’s never too late.

Aside for her passion for empowering students, Ms. Rice loves to travel, music, reading, being a parent of 3, and NaNa to 9 grandkids.

What is Your Why?

My why is knowing/being that at risk student who had no one growing up.  I now get to be that advocate/leader for others.  All students deserve the same education, treatment, and support.  I build long-lasting trusting relationships while empowering students to achieve and believe in themselves. Also understanding we all learn differently.