Nikki Ayers

Nikki joined the Division of Student Affairs as the Associate Director of Student Affairs in March of 2016 after spending the last year as the Associate Director of Student Activities. As the Associate Director of Student Affairs, she is in charge of Commencement, Student Health Insurance, assessment and budgeting for the division.

Nikki will also be Harvey Mudd’s Student Affairs liaison with CMS athletics and working with the Mudd Athletic Council. She joined the CMS women’s soccer coaching staff in the fall of 2015 and is currently the Region IV NASPA Co-representative for the Student-Athlete Knowledge Community.

Professional Background

Nikki came to Harvey Mudd College after serving for two years as the residence director for off-campus living and assistant women’s soccer coach at Juniata College. She assisted in all aspects of student affairs and served as the academic progress coordinator for the women’s soccer program.

Prior to Juniata, Nikki was the head women’s soccer coach at Knox College for four seasons. She held several positions at Knox, including fitness center director, director of intramural sports, SAAC advisor and instructor of sports studies, and she spent one season as the head swimming and diving coach.

Nikki started her career in higher education as the assistant women’s soccer coach and director of intramural and club sports at Grinnell College. Her position was funded by the NCAA through the Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Grant Internship program.


Nikki earned her bachelor of science degree in sports management from Juniata College in 2006 and her master of science degree in leadership from Duquesne University in 2012.

Contact Information

Nikki can be reached at or 909.607.7916