Board and Staff

Kelli King

Kelli King

Kelli King is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL). As a member of the UNL student affairs senior team, King oversees student  advocacy and support, student conduct and community standards, and student well-being and  sexual violence prevention programs. For nine years, King served as the Director of the University’s William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community, a college transition program guiding and supporting recipients of the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship. In this role, King built a dynamic team that works with nearly 1,200 Buffett Scholars on campus, with many of these  scholars identifying as first-generation and low income. King’s service to the campus community extends beyond her work with the Thompson Scholars, including the university’s  Behavioral Intervention Team, the Student Success Team, the Advising Coordinating Board, the  initial Husker Dialogues Steering Committee, the Retention Leaders Committee, African and African American Leadership Caucus and the Lied Center Statewide Advisory Board. King has been recognized for her work with  students and the university at large. Her honors include being a multi-year recipient of the Parents’ Council  Association Award for Contribution to Students; the University of Nebraska Foundation Builder’s Award for  Outstanding Academic Advising; People Who Inspire Award through the Black Masque Chapter of Mortar Board;  finalist for the Excellence in Education, Inspire: Celebrating Women’s Leadership Award through the Lincoln Journal  Star, and induction as an Honorary Member of the Innocents Society. A Nebraska alumna and first-generation  college student„ King received a bachelor’s degree in history and education and a Master of Arts in historical studies  from Nebraska Wesleyan University before pursing graduate course work at Columbia University in New York. She is  currently pursuing a doctorate in educational studies at Nebraska.

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