Student Success Facilitator
Nina Grant most recently served as the Vice President of Student Services at Western Nebraska Community College from 2016-2020, providing leadership for a comprehensive student services division. Previous to that, she served as an Academic Advisor for Lake Dallas High School in Texas. She has held leadership roles at the University of Michigan, the University of Toledo, Iowa State University, and the University of Nebraska, which included teaching courses at both the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University. She has more than 25 years of experience in education student affairs, with a focus on diversity and multicultural services and expanding opportunities, addressing barriers, and increasing access and success for all students, particularly those with significant challenges to overcome.
Nina obtained degrees in Human Development (B.S.) and Health Education (M.Ed.) from the University of Nebraska, and completed doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University.
Through Nina’s experiences she has found that diversity and inclusion enriches the learning experience, exposing students to people of differing backgrounds and perspectives and helping them develop empathy and cultural competency. It also builds their awareness of systematic social inequities and empowers them to advocate for a more just world. Nina is deeply committed to creating a safe, caring, and mutually respectful environment within our school district community so that all students, families, and staff feel welcomed, valued, and supported.