Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Associate Director for Student Recruitment
Director, Office of Student Equity and Multicultural Affairs
In her professional career, Dr. McNamee has been a faculty member and administrator at various institutions of higher education, including Washington University, Illinois Central College, and Mennonite College of Nursing. She was the Assistant Dean at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing from 1989 until August 2001, when she was named Associate Director for Student Recruitment/Director of the Office of Student Equity and Multicultural Affairs.
At UNMC, she has been actively involved in both recruiting minority students and facilitating them in reaching their goal of a health professional career. From 1991-96, she co-directed a U.S. Department of Education funded Summer Research Enrichment Program for undergraduate minority students planning health care careers. More than 50 percent of the students who completed this program have been admitted and graduated from medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and allied health care professional programs - mostly from UNMC.
She is active in the community, currently serving on the Board of Directors of Hope Medical Outreach Coalition, an agency which provides health care services to the homeless, medically underserved and the uninsured, and on the Board of Directors of Project Hope, a church-based food pantry which is the second-largest provider of food to the needy in Omaha.
Dr. McNamee has bachelor's degrees in chemistry, biology, and nursing; a master's degree in education and community health nursing; and a doctoral degree in educational administration. Her research in the area of health care needs of the homeless has been published in professional journals.
In this position she is responsible for developing, planning, and coordinating minority student recruitment and retention activities; providing student support activities which will facilitate student success in programs; and serving as a student advocate within UNMC and the community.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
- Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
- Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)
Youth Learning Center
- Youth Learning Center
- Directions to Youth Learning Center
- UNMC Community Academy
8th Grade Health Science Meet
- Participating Schools and Organizations
Youth Learning Center in the News
Student Perspectives: Sharing the Journey
- UNMC Annual Health Care Career Days
Special Native American Residency Policy
- International Student Handbook
Student National Medical Association
- Campus Tours
- UNMC Outreach
- Recruitment & Student Engagement Staff
Contact Recruitment & Student Engagement