Out of State Counselors

Out of State 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 29, 2016

Travel Amenities for Out-of-State 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

Out-of-State Advisory Board Members

Joni O'Neill

Lee’s Summit West (Kansas City Metro)

Shondra Carpenter

Cherokee Trail High School ( Aurora, CO)

Bob Geary

Heelan High School (Sioux City, IA)

Mike Pestich

Washington High School (Chicago, IL)

Heather Ecklund

Warren Township High School (Chicago, IL)

Judith Stahl

Seaholm High School (Birimingham, MI)

Becci Rollings

Carroll Senior High School (Southlake, TX)

Beth Kreusch

Eden Prairie High School (Eden Prairie, MN)

Travis Sieber

Sioux Falls Washington High School (Sioux Falls, SD)