Cyrus Nichols

Cyrus NicholsCyrus Nichols
Deputy Director | Undergraduate Admissions
Washington University in St. Louis

Cyrus currently serves as the Deputy Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Washington University in St. Louis. In this role, he helps lead the offices recruitment, selection and outreach efforts for prospective domestic and international students.

Prior to joining WashU, Cyrus served as the Associate Director for Recruitment and Outreach at the University of Oregon for five years. In that role, he lead a talented group admissions professionals in their recruitment and outreach efforts. Cyrus has also worked at the University of Iowa in the Office of Admissions as the Assistant Director of Admissions/Diversity Outreach & Recruitment as well as the Admissions office at the University of Northern Iowa where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree and ran track.

Cyrus has worked in college admissions for thirteen years, served on the Executive Board and chair of the Inclusion, Access and Success committee while a member of the Iowa ACAC. He has also served as chairperson for the Member Relations Committee at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC).

What Cyrus enjoys most about his work in Admissions has been the opportunities that he has been afforded to help students pursue a higher education. In his spare time, Cyrus can be found cheering on his favorite football team (Dallas Cowboys), golfing, working out, and having fun with friends and family.

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