Featured Alumni

Crystal Clayton Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Higher Education, 2015

Executive director of the Hegi Family Career Development Center at Southern Methodist University.

Crystal Clayton, a career-management professional with more than 20 years of experience working with graduate and undergraduate students, is the executive director of the Hegi Family Career Development Center at Southern Methodist University. She began her new duties Aug. 28, 2017.

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Dr. Crystal Clayton.
Crystal Clayton

Sheri N. Everts Ph.D., Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, 1994; MS, Literacy Education and English, 1991; BS, Secondary English, 1980

Chancellor, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

Dr. Sheri N. Everts joined Appalachian State University as its eighth leader in July 2014. Previously, she had been provost and vice president for academic affairs at Illinois State University since 2008. A Nebraska native who attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse, Everts taught middle school and high school English in Kansas and Nebraska before returning to UNL to complete a master's and doctorate.

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Sheri N. Everts
Sheri N. Everts

Carter File Ph.D, Educational Leadership Higher Education, 2013

President, Hutchinson Community College
Dr. File is president and chief executive officer for Hutchinson Community College and leads a group of approximately 380 full-time and over 700 part-time employees. Previously he was the school's vice president of finance and operations. In addition to his Ph.D. from UNL, he holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kansas State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore.

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Carter File

Leah Fletcher Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, 2014

Director of Career Development, Park University

Park University’s Office of University Relations and Development has announced the promotion of Leah Fletcher to the position of director of career development.

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Leah Fletcher

Michael Gillotti M.A., Education Administration, 2012

Principal, Lincoln Southwest High School

Became principal of Lincoln Southwest High School for the 2015-16 school year. Previously, Mr. Gilloti was a teacher, instructional coordinator and an associate principal at North Star High school in Lincoln.

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Michael Gillotti

Bary Habrock Ed.D., Educational Administration, 2015

Assistant Superintendent, Elkhorn Public Schools

I serve as Assistant Superintendent for the Elkhorn Public Schools. Personnel and HR are my primary areas of focus in a 7500-student district growing around 8 percent annually.  The Elkhorn community has supported the opening of a second high school, two middle schools, and three elementary schools in the past six years.  Currently, two additional elementary schools are in design or under construction. 

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Bary Habrock

Sylvia Jons M.A, Higher Education Administration, 2012

Manager, Generation Study Abroad, Institute of International Education

Sylvia Jons is manager of generation study abroad at the Institute of International Education in New York, New  York. Previously she was a Program Officer in the Fulbright Foreign Student Division at the Institute of International Education, where she developed enrichment activities for Foreign Fulbrighters. At IIE, she has also worked on the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program and on two private STEM programs within the U.S. Student Programs Division.

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Sylvia Jons

Cindy Kane Ph.D., 2014

Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, Bridgewater State University

Cindy Kane currently serves at the director of student involvement and leadership at Bridgewater State University in Bridewater, MA. Prior to working at BSU, she was employed in progressively responsible roles in student affairs at St. Peter’s University (NJ) and Seton Hall University (NJ).

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Cindy Kane

Marilyn Moore Ed.D.,

President, BryanLGH College of Health Sciences
Marilyn is the president of BryanLGH College of Health Sciences following 25 years at Lincoln Public Schools as the Associate Superintendent for Instruction. 

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Marilyn Moore

Pat Roschewski Ph.D., 2002

Senior Vice President, Education Solutions, Data Recognition Corporation

Dr. Pat Roschewski has 46 years of experience serving as an administrator, college professor, and classroom teacher. Prior to joining Data Recognition Corporation in 2012 as Senior Vice President, Education Solutions, Dr. Roschewski served as director of statewide assessment for the Nebraska Department of Education for 12 years. She has served on many regional, state, and national committees and task forces advising state and national policy makers on issues of curriculum, instruction, assessment data and accountability.

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Pat Roschewski

Sondra Schreiber M.A., Educational Administration with Student Affairs Specialization, 2011

Director of Global Health, Des Moines University

Sondra has been director of global health at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa since November of 2016. Previously she was assistant directory for student services at Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute where she advised international students in the Intensive English Program on many different issues including immigration, cultural adjustment and the U.S. higher education system. She has also been at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as assistant director for international student and scholar services.

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Sondra Schreiber

Heidi Taylor-Eliopoulos Ed.D, 2015

Superintendent of Schools, Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, Chippewa Falls, WI

I was told by my high school guidance counselor that I should consider something different than going to a four-year college because I would likely be a C student at best. My freshman English professor told me I should change my major from education to nursing because the entrance for the school of education was so competitive, odds were that I wouldn’t make it. In my first administrative job, I was told that women didn’t belong in a position like the one I held.

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Heidi Taylor-Eliopoulos