Nebraska Counselors

Nebraska Counselors

Purpose & Goals


The Director’s Advisory Board is an esteemed group of high school guidance counselors who collaborate with the Office of Admissions on topics related to:

  • Admissions
  • Enrollment processes
  • College transitions
  • Student success

Members will examine university processes while offering suggestions for improvements based on the needs of current high school students, their families and the community at large.

Members serve a 2–year term.

  • Enhance communication between high school guidance counselors and the Office of Admissions.
  • Engage school counselors in the process of academic and admission policies.
  • Provide an opportunity for counselors to discuss scholarship procedures, application processes, and education trends.
  • Provide a forum for counselors to act as a liaison for their school districts and community.


Advisory Board Meetings will be conducted twice a year on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus.

These dates will include sessions for the counselors to speak with university representatives and attend special events across campus and the city of Lincoln.

Meeting Dates

  • Fall – TBD
  • Spring – April 26, 2016

Travel Amenities for Nebraska Counselors

Board members will be compensated for their travel costs. As a member, you will:

  • Receive mileage to and from the event.
  • If you live more than two hours from Lincoln, you will be compensated for lodging before and after the event.
  • If you live less than two hours from Lincoln, a $40 stipend will be provided to you for your time.
  • All meals will be covered throughout your duration on campus.

All travel arrangements are to be made with:

Ashley Clark, Assistant to the Director

Nebraska Advisory Board Members

Bette Norton

Omaha Central High School

David Lashley

Gering High School

Kathy Janata

Marian High School

Rick Cantril

Scottsbluff High School

Ted Thiele

West Holt High School

Karla Kush

Madison High School

Kevin Fields

Seward High School

Lori Hemmett

Lincoln North Star High School

Kristin Murphy

Lincoln East High School