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Laura Niles

External Relations Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations
Communications, Marketing and External Relations
HLH 311 J
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
(402) 472-9580
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M.A., Communication & Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University
B.S., Sports Management & Business Administration, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • External Relations Director, 2013
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Laura Niles is the external relations director for the Nebraska College of Business Communications, Marketing and External Relations team. She is responsible for creating and executing opportunities for stakeholder engagement within the College of Business. This includes alumni, donors, business community members, students, faculty, staff and friends of the college. In this role, she identifies audiences and implements communication plans for updates from college leaders as well as event promotions. Additionally, she serves as a liaison for and coordinates activities with 17 advisory boards associated with Nebraska Business.

Prior to joining Nebraska Business in 2013, Niles worked with Nebraska Wesleyan University as assistant director for recruiting and corporate relations for the Omaha Advantage program where she organized programs and event for students, alumni and corporate personnel. She cultivated relationships and partnerships on behalf of the program to further academic pathways with area community colleges and created corporate education modules.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2001. She also earned her master’s degree from Gonzaga University in 2010.

Selected Presentations
  • "Leveraging Event Communication & Stewardship", CASE District V & VI Annual Conference, 2024
  • "Eventing Excellence, Keep Your Audiences Engaged and Wanting More", CASE District VI Conferece, 2018
Significant External Service
  • Clatonia Volunteer Rescue Department EMT, 2022-present
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Disitrict VI Cabinet Member, 2022-present
  • CASE District VI Annual Conference Chair, 2020
  • CASE District VI Conference Committee Member 2015-19
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln Board of Directors, 2018-22
Selected Institutional Service
  • Search Committee Chair, Assistant Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations, 2017
  • Dean's Coin, 2020
  • Dean's Coin, 2018
  • Dean's Coin, 2016