Nancy is a highly gifted communications professional. She excels in opportunities to think strategically to develop an effective communication plan and then execute it. Nancy is excellent at sitting down with an executive to hear what they want to communicate and translate it into messages that land well with the audience. She has a proven track record in successful crisis management communication. In addition, she is a joy to work with and can handle a significant amount of work while hitting deadlines. Simply put, Nancy is the best communication specialist I’ve worked with in my 15 plus years as an executive in higher education.
Dr. Andrew Denton, President
Rarely in my entire professional career have I worked with someone who's very name became so descriptive of their work. It was not uncommon for a colleague to say, "I'll write something up and then you can 'Nancify it.'" Nancy Zugschwert's professional imprint was made on North Central University swiftly and deeply. From her ability to learn the "voices" of those she wrote for, to the way she kept her ears open for much needed internal communication within our organization. The number of "audiences" she had to keep in mind at any given time when, writing or speaking for the university, had to be staggering. She is the kind of professional who absolutely leaves an organization better than she found it - and she manages to make countless friends in the process!
Executive Director of Advancement
I had the distinct pleasure of connecting with Nancy as a co-worker and as a graduate student. As a co-worker, I found her to be a careful, strategic thinker who lent her mature voice to sensitive issues around the university. She had the deserved reputation for professionalism, level-headedness, dependability, competence, and civility. As a student, it was clear that she possessed superior research and writing skills, and this culminated in her being named the graduate school's outstanding student. I have great confidence in her abilities and congratulate her on this next phase in her career.
Dr. Renea Brathwaite,
Acting Chief Diversity Oficer
It is rare to meet someone whose smarts are as equally remarkable as their cheery disposition. Nancy Zugschwert is one of those unicorns. Always greeting others with a warm, welcoming smile, Nancy is gifted at bringing people together to solve problems. Combine that with strong strategic instincts and creative writing prowess—and you’ve got one amazing communications professional.
Chris Duffy, VP, Public Relations and Principal
Nancy is a sense-maker; she’s able to bring clarity to any situation regardless of its scope or intensity. She engages these moments with great investigation, acumen, and deadline driven results. This translates into highly accurate, comprehensive, and meaningful communication pieces. I would trust her with any written projects that need to represent both the facts and ethos of my companies, regardless of industry. She comes with my highest of recommendation.
Bill Tibbetts, MBA, Dean, College of Business and Technology
As a student constituent who received frequent communication from Nancy in a previous role, I can vouch for her proficiency, skill, and expertise in communication. This past year through the difficulties of the pandemic, she was tasked to communicate to students the difficult decisions made by senior leadership. These messages drafted by Nancy were clear, effective, and communicated the heart behind decisions in a way that connected with students. She has a gift for communication and will be a tremendous strength to anyone who gets the pleasure of working with her.
Matt Rawski, Student Leader