Nii Kpakpo Abrahams

Director of Orientation & First-Year Experience

Department of Student Life

Nii has a special passion for helping college students and young adults discover and fulfill their God-given potential. While growing up in church, it wasn’t until he became a member of a dynamic college ministry at Missouri State University that his faith began to soar. He played an instrumental role in watching the ministry grow from 30 to over 200 people in a couple short years. Before coming to AU in May 2019, Nii worked in a variety of settings, including communication and content strategy, digital marketing, and as an instructor at Ivy Tech. At AU, he spent his first two years in Admissions.

In addition to leading AU’s first-year experience, Nii is on the pastoral team of a young church plant in the Indianapolis metro area. In his downtime, you can find Nii spending time with close friends, going to Goodwill with his wife, and searching for the best donut shops in Indianapolis.

Fun Fact: Nii is a first-generation Ghanaian-American. Both his parents were born, raised, and married in Ghana, and most of his extended family still lives there.

Hometown: Joplin, Mo.

Education: Missouri State University: BS in communication with an emphasis in ethical leadership ’14 and MA in communication ’16