Amber has made a significant difference in her time at UNL. In the five years she served as Coordinator for Multicultural Student Recruitment in the Office of Admissions, the number of new students of color enrolled at UNL increased by almost 50 percent. In fact, UNL's last two freshman classes were the most diverse in the history of the campus. The change in the academic profile of UNL students of color has been equally dramatic. Today the average composite ACT score for these
Pictured: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Tim Alvarez; Raymond Ramirez; Dean, Rita Kean; boyfriend, Troy Mack; Amber Hunter; Dean, Alan Cerveny; Regent Zimmer; Chancellor Perlman
students is 24.4, compared to 18.8 in 2002.
But in addition to Amber's skills as an outstanding student recruiter, she also possesses exceptional administrative skills. She sets herself apart from her peers with an eagerness to accept and respond to new challenges and responsibilities. She played a lead role, for example, in the creation of the Melvin Jones Scholars Learning Community, a nationally recognized minority student retention program that began in 2005. And she has played a major leadership role in the planning and preparation for UNL's annual Big Red Road Show in Omaha.
Amber was promoted to Associate Director of Admissions last year. In this role she is responsible for overseeing the Office's Honors recruitment, multicultural recruitment and campus visits programs. In addition, she serves as the Director of the Nebraska College Prep Academy, which this fall will kick off its third year at Grand Island High School and will welcome its first class from Omaha North High School.