Supervisor, Introduction to Management
Margie Nicholson teaches Introduction to Management and Leadership. Since 2004, Margie has been a board member of the International Leadership Association, an organization with more than 2000 members that is dedicated to transforming leadership knowledge and practice worldwide. She chaired ILA’s international leadership conference in Chicago in 2006, has given presentations at leadership conferences in the U.S., Mexico and the Czech Republic, and was recently elected as ILA Board Treasurer.
In addition to her experience in academia and leadership, Margie has extensive experience in the field of independent and community media. She was instrumental in launching and developing the community cable television channels in Chicago (CAN-TV), managed a grantmaking program for independent media centers at the MacArthur Foundation, and has reviewed grants for the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Department of Commerce, Retirement Research Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Routes to Community Health Program, Illinois Arts Council, and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs. She has reviewed and evaluated more than 1000 grant proposals.
As a culmination of her work in media, Margie was the recipient of the George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communications in 2008. The award is presented annually by the Alliance for Community Media “to an organization or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to championing the growth and experience of humanistic community communications.” Previous winners include Amy Goodman, “Democracy Now,” and former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson.
Margie has served on the College’s Self-Study Committee for Higher Learning Commission Accreditation, the Vision 2010 Learning Implementation Team, the Budget and Priorities Committee, and the Art of Leadership Planning Committee. She has organized conferences on topics such as leadership, communications and making media connections with the Benton Foundation, Donors Forum of Chicago, Executive Service Corps and Community Media Workshop. She has been a volunteer board member of Literacy Chicago and ChildServ.
Margie has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and an M.A. in Radio, TV, and Film, and a B.A.in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.