Chief Governance Officer & Legal Counsel
Nick Kotzea rejoined the USD Foundation in December 2017, having previously served for nearly three years as the director of development for the USD School of Law. Nick serves as the Foundation’s in-house legal counsel and oversees various functions related to complex gifts, board governance, compliance and public policy. His professional experience includes working with state government as both a public-sector attorney and lobbyist for a nonprofit health system. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in contemporary media and journalism and a Juris Doctor degree, both from USD.