Nick Daily (He/They) is a Black Queer person who has been facilitating workshops, and consultation for over a decade. He previously served as the chief diversity officer at a large public community college. He loves playing and watching friends & family play video games, karaoke (his go-to song is "Feeling Good" by Michael Bublé, and road cycling (including having ridden from SF - LA twice with the AIDS/LifeCycle)! Nick centers the humanity and dignity of everyone trying to make a positive change in the world in all of the work they do.
M.Ed in Education - Oregon State University (2013)
College Student Services Administration, M.Ed.
Specialization in Oppression Reduction
B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies - University of Redlands (2011)
Minor in Religious Studies
(Interim) Dean of Equity and Inclusion - American River College
Assistant Dean of Black Student Affairs - The Claremont College Services
Title IX Coordinator & Residence Life Coordinator - Antioch College
Served as inaugural chief diversity officer for American River College, creating the Office of Equity and Inclusion, overseeing all discrimination complaints, supervising Professional Development and Training as well as Black Student Success Center. Served oversaw all arts and activism engagement, external facing programming and training, and contributed to the Black Intersections Conference for The Claremont Colleges. Served in a residential life and sexual violence prevention and education training capacity for Antioch College.
In the Media
Podcast Guest Appearance
Do you have a learner’s mindset? In this week’s episode, Nick Daily (he/they) shares about what sparked the daily reminders he posts to Instagram to inspire others. Learn about why they’re learning to say “no” and what it means with the nuance of being Black, among their other identities, and practices like not working on their birthday. We also discuss the silliness of people and companies requesting Black History Month and Pride Month events not soon enough. Please request them much, much sooner and not during the actual month! Nick talks about what queer leadership means to him and how he doesn’t believe that our way to freedom and liberation is through the disposability of people.
A short article introducing Nick Daily to the greater Los Angeles community
By Nick Daily, Dr. Jenn Wells, and Victor Ultra Omni
Peer reviewed article on the role of student activism on college campuses.
Video Article presenting the Sexual Offense Prevention Policy - the first affirmative consent policy in the nation
The video article showcases Nick's work as a facilitator for a healthy sexual relationships and consent-based workshop.
Radio Interview on identity, community, and survival in the Midwest
Brief radio interview where Nick discusses the joy and challenges of being a queer Black person in rural spaces.
Panelist for the Beyond Black History Month series
Black History Month is often a time where conversations involving heritage and resilience are celebrated. But what for some Black individuals, this time often reflects the erasure of the important queer Black leaders. In this discussion, Nick and other queer Black professionals discussed why Black pride often excludes the color variations of the rainbow and what student affairs professionals can do to redefine these conversations.
Written reflection upon attending the ACPA Assessment Institute
Blog post focused on demystifying and destigmatizing assessment and metrics processes for individuals, organizations, and divisions.
By Cat McGraw & Nick Daily
Two queer and trans student affairs professionals provide insight into supporting LGBTQ+ student affairs professionals