Welcome Sessions: Tools To Succeed at NMC

Purpose: Providing you with the tools to succeed at NMC, including understanding our history,
mission and values, ensures a successful integration to NMC culture.

Core Value: Holism

President Meet & Greet

Our President wants to know you on a personal level! Every employee will be scheduled to meet with our President within the first few weeks of their employment.


Deb Carlson, President & CEO










Dr. Carlson joined Nebraska Methodist College in 2004. She is the third president and CEO of NMC since the school became a degree-granting institution in 1985.

In her previous role as the Executive Vice President, she provided direction for the college’s strategic planning, operations, accreditation, effectiveness, leadership development and succession planning, facility management, engagement and wellness.  In addition, she provided oversight and strategic guidance over Compliance, Institutional Research, the Division of Professional Development and Community Partnerships, Business Office, Financial Aid, Food Services, Bookstore, Student Health, Facilities, Student Housing and Library Services.

Prior to NMC, Carlson taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a research professor for the Center for Instructional Innovation. She started her career in teaching at Wayne State College.

PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MSE, Wayne State College
BS, Wayne State College 

Welcoming Sessions

Every spring and fall, new employees meet with all members of Cabinet for an in depth view of NMC. This takes place over four sessions, concluding with a celebratory lunch.


Lori Gigliotti, VP Enrollment & Student Success








Dr. Gigliotti began her career as an elementary teacher in both public and parochial schools.

She left teaching to expand her professional experiences in business development, staffing and communications before ultimately returning to her roots at the higher education level, serving at Creighton University as the Director of Communications in IT, Director of Enrollment Services and adjunct faculty teaching future teachers for the Education Department.

As Vice President, Enrollment and Student Success at Nebraska Methodist College, Lori welcomes the opportunity to facilitate student achievement of academic goals and looks forward to seeing graduates become NMC alumni.


Ed.D. Doctor of Education, Interdisciplinary Leadership; Creighton University
M.S. Master of Science, Educational Leadership; Creighton University
B.S. Bachelor of Science in Education


Dean Tickle, VP Business/Operations







Mr. Tickle began his career as an English / Social Science teacher. He has served 17 years as a school administrator in the roles of the activities director, assistant principal, middle-level principal, and superintendent.

He has also served as a lecturer at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the History and Philosophy of Middle-Level Education. He has served on the UNK Advisory Board for the College of Education. He was also the PK-12 representative on the tripartite council for UNK’s National Network for Educational Renewal initiative.


Ed.S. Educational Specialist, Educational Administration; University Nebraska-Kearney
M.S. Master of Science, Educational Administration; University Nebraska-Kearney
B.S. Bachelor of Science in Education: University Nebraska-Kearney



Lindsay Snipes, Chief Compliance Officer







Lindsay Snipes is Nebraska Methodist College’s Chief Compliance Officer and leads the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Prior to joining NMC in 2014, Lindsay served as a litigation attorney where she practiced with emphasis in aviation law, commercial litigation, employment and labor law, and regulatory compliance. With NMC, Lindsay has provided guidance, oversight, and coordination of accreditation-related agendas, risk management, regulatory requirements, and contractual issues.

She is a member of the Nebraska and Omaha Bar Associations and is licensed to practice in all Nebraska courts and the U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska. Her achievements include the CALI Excellence in the Future Award in Health Care Law, and has had her attorney practice guide titled “Medical Malpractice in Nebraska” e-published.


JD, Creighton University
BA, Doane College


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A Story That Matters

I joined the NMC family in Jan of 2017 and feel very blessed to be apart of an ambitious, positive, and supportive team of faculty and staff. The process of orientation and the continuous effort made by everyone to make me feel welcomed has been overpowering! My short time here has been incredible. I thank everyone for their kindness and support. -Isha Pandya