- M.A. – Higher Education Administration, Appalachian State University
- B.A. – Psychology, NC State University
- Graduate Certificate – Counselor Education, NC State University
Nikkiya White is originally from Greenville, NC. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from NC State and a master of art degree in higher education administration from Appalachian State University. She has held various higher education roles in admissions, recruitment, and scholarships. She is passionate about student access and success, student mental health, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and supporting students from admission through graduation.