Associate Director of Counseling and Healthcare/Nurse Practitioner, UNK
The Board of Regents is pleased to recognize Cynthia Shultz for
her outstanding service to the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
As associate director of counseling and health care/nurse
practitioner, Cindy’s responsibilities include overseeing daily
operations of the UNK clinic and providing health care services to
students. “In our clinic,” Cindy says, “we have established a
culture of patient‐centered care that values excellence, respect
and compassion, and this is reflected in all that we do. I am very
proud and honored to work at UNK Health Care.” She is also a
member of the campus emergency operations team and has been
selected to present at the national conference of the American
College Health Association on disaster preparedness.
Although relatively new to UNK, Cindy has established herself as a
clinician who positively connects with students, engenders strong
teamwork and empowers her staff. This past year, Cindy laid
ground‐work to establish on‐campus housing to safely isolate
students with H1N1 flu, and she singularly designed and
implemented a tabletop disaster drill for the emergency
operation team personnel to prepare them for the full‐functional
drill later. She also demonstrated impressive leadership in dealing
with UNK’s first case of a student with active tuberculosis.
Further, she developed a web‐based, student feedback
assessment portfolio to evaluate departmental services.
Cindy’s guests today include her mother, Judy Hayes, daughter,
Ciara (see‐air‐uh) and son Ryan. Please join me in thanking Cindy
for her innovative and dedicated service to the University of
Nebraska at Kearney.