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.