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McKinney named to position at UNT

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The University of North Texas recently named Teresa R. McKinney assistant vice president for student affairs. She will oversee recreational sports, the student health and wellness center and counseling and testing services.

She began at UNT on Friday.

McKinney had been the dean of students at Chicago State University since August 2011. During her time there, she led 10 departments and implemented the first Student Leadership Academy, increasing multicultural programming and student-oriented civic engagement activities.

Prior to that, she served as associate dean of students at City Colleges of Chicago from August 2009 to November 2010 and assistant dean of students from September 2007 to August 2009.

She served as academic advisor at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, and as assistant registrar at Walsh University in Ohio.

Recently, her research has focused on how higher education institutions could measure institutional effectiveness and use the results to create systems to promote continuous quality improvement. But she has knowledge of a range of student affairs issues, including emergency preparedness, enrollment management and creating cultures of evidence for improved institutional effectiveness.

McKinney has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Eastern Michigan University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Michigan State University and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from National Louis University.