Nikeshia Jackson Gilliam

Nikeshia Jackson Gilliam

Director of Human Resources

Nikeshia Jackson Gilliam



Office: Carnegie 204

Phone: 864.596.9029


EdD, Argosy University

MA, Webster University Greenville Campus

BA, Converse College

ABM, Spartanburg Technical College


Dr. Nikeshia “Keshia” Jackson Gilliam is Human Resources Director for Converse College.  Keshia is a native of Spartanburg County and a Converse II graduate. Although she is from Spartanburg, she recently relocated ​back ​from Summerville, SC, with her husband​ Steven, 16-month-old daughter Lindsay, and stepson Stephan.

Keshia’s educational background includes the following: Associate of Arts in Management and Hospitality Management & Associate of Arts in Management and Marketing; Bachelor of Arts in Business with an emphasis in Human Relations, Master of Arts in Human Resource Development, and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership. She successfully defended her dissertation, "An Exploratory Grounded Study of the Relationship between Job Satisfaction, Intrinsic, and Extrinsic Motivators within the Profession of Human Resource Management" in 2014.

Keshia has over fifteen years of combined Human Resource, Management, and Leadership experience in the hospitality, education (K-12 & Post-Secondary), and retail sectors.  She most recently worked at Charleston County School District as an Employee Relations Manager and Temple University as an Online Human Resource Adjunct Assistant. She has previously worked as a Director of Human Resource for the Spartanburg Marriott and Human Resource and Operations Manager for Belk.  She is a member of Tri County Human Resource Association, Society for Human Resource Management, and Spartanburg Human Resource Association.