Welcome ICCP President Nikki Kanzia


On behalf of the Pastor and the IC Catholic Prep (ICCP) Board of Directors (Board), we are delighted to announce Nikki Kanzia as the new President of IC Catholic Prep effective July 1, 2021.  

“I am happy to announce Nikki Kanzia as the new high school president,” said Rev. Thomas Paul, V.F.K.H.S, Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish. “As a member of the IC Catholic Prep family for the past four years, Nikki has proven herself a valuable member of our administration.  She has successfully led our admissions and enrollment management activities and provided leadership and oversight for student life.  Her professional background as a Catholic school leader will help ICCP grow stronger. I am confident that Nikki will develop and build on our legacy of preparing socially responsible citizens for the challenges of the future.”  

With over twenty years of educational experience, Nikki has served as a classroom teacher, student advocate, and most recently, administrator for the past ten years.  Before joining the IC Catholic Prep Community, Nikki served in the Arch Diocese of Chicago at Nazareth Academy, in the Joliet Diocese as Principal at St. Scholastica Parish School in Woodridge and Assistant Principal at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet.  During her tenure as Assistant Principal, Director of Admissions & Student Life at IC Catholic Prep, Nikki led efforts to increase enrollment, resulting in a 22% increase over four years.  In addition, she fostered community partnerships and relationships to ensure ICCP students have the very best Catholic college preparatory experience.  Nikki holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership with an Administrative Certificate from National Louis University, and a Certificate for Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools from Loyola University.

“IC Catholic Prep is a vibrant, growing, family-centered community that I am honored to serve and be a part of,” said Nikki Kanzia. “I look forward to continuing my work with Fr. Tom Paul, Steve Davidson and the IC Catholic Prep administrative team, the IC Catholic Prep Board of Directors, and Immaculate Conception parish leadership.  It is a privilege to carry on the good work of our outgoing President, Barb Goworowski, as we continue to build community relationships and partnerships, creating an environment where students flourish and are prepared to learn, lead and serve in our homes and communities.”  

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Barb Goworowski for her leadership as President of IC Catholic Prep,” said Sean McMillen, Board Chairman, ICCP. “We know that Barb’s dedication to the mission and vision of IC Catholic Prep does not end with this transition.  We wish her well in her future endeavors.”

Please join us in warmly welcoming Nikki Kanzia in her new role in the IC Catholic Prep family.  

Sean McMillen ‘93 Board Chairman Very Rev. Thomas Paul, V.F. K.H.S., Pastor Immaculate Conception Parish