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Two African American Scholars Are Leaving Their University Posts

kirklandJake Kirkland Jr. is retiring after 30 years as an administrator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He joined the staff in 1986 after working for five years at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Most recently, he was interim assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs and interim director of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.

Dr. Kirkland is a graduate of Chadron State College in Nebraska. He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a doctorate in adult education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr-Noelle-HunterNoelle Hunter, the director of college readiness and an instructor of developmental reading at Moorhead State University in Kentucky is leaving her post to become the executive director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety. Earlier in her career, she taught at West Virginia University and West Virginia Wesleyan University.

Dr. Hunter holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and master of public administration degree from Ohio University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from West Virginia University.


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