Austin Nielson joined the academics team in June of 2012 as the Clinical Practice Coordinator where he developed a strong working relationship with school districts across the US. Prior to his transition to academics, he held various roles and responsibilities in the Registrar Department where he concurrently completed his Master’s degree In Business Administration with an emphasis in Project Management here at JIU; he graduated with Honors.
Austin has a long history and passion in the world of Higher Education and, prior to joining JIU, Austin graduated from the Monfort School of Business at the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Austin brings with him a vast array of achievements in college in the area of playing college football as well as being elected as Vice President of Legislative Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado. There, he implemented many programs including the streamlined use of used textbooks and student support systems around the campus.
Outside of JIU, you can find him either enjoying the Rocky Mountains or whipping up one of his latest culinary creations.