The Division of Student Success is excited to announce the appointment of Shannon Teamer to Senior Director of Inclusion Programs and Services in Student Success and Taricka Burton to the Interim Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Both will succeed the retiring Mr. James Freeman in their new leadership roles on July 1.
Shannon Teamer is currently the Director of Project Achieve/TRIO Student Support Services at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Along with this current role, Teamer will focus his efforts on supporting and enhancing MCA and first-generation student programs and services.
Teamer is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in African American Studies. He also completed a Master of Business Administration from the Heider College of Business, Creighton University.
Taricka Burton has been named the Interim Director of Multicultural Affairs. Burton has worked at UNO since 2012 and currently serves as the Associate Director of Multicultural Programs and Outreach in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Burton is a graduate of UNO, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication. She also earned a Master of Education Administration from UNL.
Vice Chancellor Dan Shipp is excited for both Taricka and Shannon to continue the important work of supporting our many different students throughout the UNO community.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Freeman for his many of years of service to students, faculty, and staff,” Shipp said. “I can think of no better way to honor his legacy than to entrust the leadership of our inclusion efforts to both Shannon and Taricka moving forward.”
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.