Bill Nichols

Position title: Board of Visitors Member


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Bill earned his B.S. in Physics and Astronomy at UW–Madison in 1975 and M.S. in Defense and Strategic Studies at Missouri State University in 2008. He is a former U.S. Navy nuclear submarine officer and has 40-years of experience in the defense and aerospace industries. In 2020, he retired from The Boeing Company where he was a Technical Director supporting the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Bill has since re-located to Madison and works part-time as an Independent Contractor for MDA.