Nickie Smith

  • Nickie Smith

      Chief Human Resources Officer      

      Mailing address:
      1818 West Worley Street
      Columbia, MO 65203

      Contact information:
      Phone: (573) 214-3423
      Fax: (573) 214-3403  

      Email Ms. Smith


    Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a special emphasis in Marketing and Advertising from William Woods University
    Work experience:
    I have worked for Columbia Public Schools since 2012.  I currently serve as Chief Human Resource Officer for the District.  I previously served six years for the State of Missouri at both the Missouri Department of Revenue and Missouri Department of Social Services.  I spent a year prior to the State working with a recruitment firm specializing in IT technical recruiting, supporting fortune 500 companies within the private sector.  I have worked with personnel ranging in size from an 1,800 personnel workforce to a 7,500 personnel workforce, and have spent 12 years total in human resources within the public sector.  My HR experience includes FMLA, FLSA. ADA, Workers Compensation, Recruitment, Retention, Employee/Labor Relations, HRIS system management, policy and legislative compliance, fiscal note/budget review and other HR related duties.
    Community service and organizations:
    I am a certified equity trainer through NCCJ for Columbia Public Schools.  I currently serve on the board for the Human Resource Association of Central Missouri (HRACMO).  I received the Professional in Human Resource Certification (PHR) December 2011 and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) equivalent SHRM-CP in 2014.  I received my professional in Human Capital Leadership in Education certification (pHCLE) from the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. I am a member of America Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA), the Missouri Association of School Personnel Administrators (MOASPA), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resource Association of Central Missouri (HRACMO), American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE), and serve on the Chi Omega advisory board.
    Family and interests:
    I am an aunt to three kiddos that have me wrapped around their fingers.  I am a dog-mom to Ozzie, a Brindle Boxer.  With a last name of Smith, and a true Cardinals baseball fan, the name Ozzie Smith was a given for him.