DECATUR, Ga.—Agnes Scott College today announced Nicole Long will become vice president for finance and administration effective April 10, 2023. As chief financial officer, she will oversee the college’s finances; accounting, facilities, and dining operations; institutional technology; and public safety.
Long brings a wealth of experience in finance, planning and innovation. Her career spans 25 years in finance with Fortune 500 companies, most recently as Senior Finance Director, NA and LATAM Consumer Packaging at WestRock, supporting a $3.3 billion business in packaging needs across food, beverage, healthcare, home and beauty sectors. She led a team focused on strategic planning, reporting, analytics and innovation support. She previously held positions with The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T and General Motors.
“Nicole is an exceptional leader who will bring strategic vision and financial acumen to Agnes Scott,” said Leocadia I. Zak, president of Agnes Scott College. “She drove innovation and results in some of the nation’s largest companies and will be an invaluable addition to the college as we advance our commitment to women, the liberal arts and our global community.”
Long earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA with a concentration in finance at Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Passionate about community service and learning and development, she has served on several boards, including the Cole Society of United Way of Greater Atlanta, Liberation Academy, the Pretty Brown Girl Foundation and the National Association of Black Accountants. She has been a facilitator and keynote speaker for organizations such as Coca-Cola, AICPA, Inroads, Monica Motivates, National Black MBA Association and United Way of Greater Atlanta. While at The Coca-Cola Company, she co-directed the relationship between Coca-Cola and Mary Hall Freedom House, partnering with associates to facilitate workplace readiness training for women overcoming addiction.
“I always admired Agnes Scott’s commitment to supporting women as they work for their place in the world,” said Long. “The rigorous academic and leadership development women receive here is essential. I am honored to join Agnes Scott and look forward to working with President Zak and the community to ensure the financial and operational sustainability of the college for years to come.”
About Agnes Scott College
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Ranked No. 1 Most Innovative Liberal Arts College for the fifth year in a row, No. 1 First-Year Experiences and No. 3 Best Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022-2023 Best Colleges edition, Agnes Scott is a premier institution known for SUMMIT, its signature approach to a liberal arts education focusing on global learning, leadership development and professional success. Learn more at agnesscott.edu.