KU hires position to promote exchange program with Haskell

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Lori Hasselman

A graduate of both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University has been hired to boost an exchange program between the two schools.

KU has hired Lori Hasselman to serve as the university’s Native American student success coordinator. The new position will focus on increasing academic success and belonging for Native American students. Part of the process will involve coordinating the Haskell/KU Exchange program, which allows students at KU to take classes at Haskell, and vice versa, while remaining a full-time student at their primary university.

Hasselman, who is a member of the Delaware/Shawnee Tribes of Oklahoma, comes to the new position after having worked for Haskell in one of its student support divisions. Hasselman received her undergraduate degree at Haskell and her master’s degree in higher education administration from KU.

The position, which reports to KU’s director of tribal relations, is a new position created by the university as part of a strategy to invest in diversity, equity and inclusion, KU said in a press release.


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