Hunter named UNL admissions director

Released on 08/16/2011, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., August 16th, 2011 —
Amber Hunter
Amber Hunter

Amber Hunter has been promoted to director for admissions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At 31, Hunter is UNL's youngest and first African-American director for admissions.

"It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the director for undergraduate admissions. I look forward to working with UNL faculty, staff, and alumni in my new role to share with prospective students why UNL is a high-quality and affordable choice," Hunter said.

With more than 10 years experience in higher education admissions leadership, Hunter understands how to enhance and diversify a student body. She came to UNL in 2002 from the University of Kansas Office of Admissions and Scholarships as the assistant director for diversity recruitment. The last five years, she has served as an associate director/dean working with freshman recruitment; her work has been integral part of UNL's nine-year increase in enrollment. UNL's fall 2010 enrollment of 23,573 was the highest since 1992.

"Amber Hunter is regarded nationally as one of the rising stars in the college admissions profession. It is a real coup for the university to have her leading our undergraduate student recruiting efforts at this time," said Alan Cerveny, associate vice chancellor and dean of admissions.

Hunter also will continue her work as executive director of the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy, overseeing UNL's college access programs for low-income and first-generation Nebraska students. Hunter earned her bachelor's in communication studies at University of Kansas, a master's in leadership education at UNL, and is pursuing a doctorate in educational administration at UNL.

WRITER: Andy Schadwinkel, University Communications, (402) 472-1683

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