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Nicole F. Mitchell, Affiliate Cabinet Member

Nicole F. MitchellDirector of University of Washington Press

Nicole F. Mitchell became the UW Press Director in January 2012.

From 1983-1988 she launched her career in scholarly publishing at Cambridge University Press. From 1988-2002 she joined the University of Alabama press first as assistant editor and then director in 1996. In her 12 years at Alabama, Nicole focused the press’s lists and increased sales by 50 percent and title output by 25 percent.

In 2002, Nicole began her decade-long tenure as director of the University of Georgia Press. She and her staff developed 10 new book series, recruited the press’s first fundraising board, hired the press’s first director of development, and initiated the first digital publishing and e-marketing programs in Georgia’s history. Additionally, Nicole developed numerous partnerships with state, regional, and national organizations and worked with two other university presses and press staff to secure a $648,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a collaborative series entitled Early American Places.