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Center for Multicultural Education

CME Staff

Director of the center
Jamie Butler Chidozie

Jamie brings to UNI more than 14 years of experience in the field of education with ten of those years being in higher education. Jamie started in education as a fourth grade teacher in the public school system in Indianapolis, Indiana. Upon earning her Master of Education degree in Higher Education Student Affairs from Indiana University, Jamie worked for Campus Living at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. There she served as Coordinator, where she was the Chair of the Diversity Education Team, co-authored the Graffiti/Offensive Incidents Policy, founded CultureFest, a university wide program that is in it's tenth year, and served on the Chancellor's Diversity Council.

Prior to her appointment at UNI, Jamie served as Assistant Director for the Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education at Elon University in Elon, NC. There she created the center's Black Student Success Program, directed S.M.A.R.T. (Student Mentors Advising Rising Talent) peer-to-peer mentoring program, and organized many campus-wide events and programs around diversity and inclusion.

Jamie is excited about what is ahead for the CME and whole heartedly believes that the strength of the CME lies with the UNI student body, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. Jamie is passionate about equity and justice for all. She lives by the platinum rule, "treat others the way they want to be treated." 

When not at work Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband and a beautiful baby boy. Jamie also loves to bake and every now and then you can find Jamie on stage performing.

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Jenny Murphy

Jenny Murphy has worked as a secretary for many years, sold real estate and is a master gardener. Jen is a Black Hawk County Commissioner and sits on the Black Hawk County Conservation Board. She has two children and four grandchildren.

Working with students and assisting in implementing programming at the Center for Multicultural Education is very rewarding to Jen.

In her spare time, she enjoys family, do-it-yourself projects in remodeling her 1930's home, travel, biking, reading and exploring Iowa’s natural areas.  Jen also writes poetry and is working on her first book. 


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Sang Nguyen
Student Program Coordinator

Sang is an international student from Vietnam. He is a junior currently majoring in Advertising and Digital Media and minoring in International Business.

His hobbies consist of photography, cooking, and traveling. He has a very strong interest and passion in learning to educate people about different cultures and languages.Therefore, he was elected to be one of a few global ambassadors of UNI.

During his time at UNI, he joined Korean Language and Culture Club and soon after that, he took his opportunity to study abroad at Soonchunhyang University in South Korea during 2015-2016 academic year. Coming back to UNI this year, he strives to use his experience, knowledge and passion to help other students understand diversity and to support other minorities such as himself to have a voice and  let their opinions be heard. 

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Jonathon Solis
Student Program Coordinator

Jonathon is a Sophomore Criminology major from San Antonio, Texas. He is currently involved in the Hispanic Latino Student Union (HLSU). After college, he plans on joining The United States Marine Corps or the San Antonio Fire Department.