CCI Hires New Academic Program Coordinator
The College of Communication and Information (CCI) welcomes a new member to its team this spring. Nzinga Hart has joined CCI as a Academic Program Coordinator.
Hart is new to CCI, but not to Kent Sate University. She previously worked in the College of Education, Health and Human Services where she was the Graduate Student Services Program Specialist for four years. She guided students seeking admission to graduate school and supported them to meet their goals.
“Helping students those find and enroll in a graduate program that was a good fit for them was an important part of my position,” Hart said.
Additionally, Hart said she managed social media channels to create a supportive community for graduate students. In her new role she is able to serve graduate faculty on campus as well as CCI graduate students throughout the full student life cycle.
Hart enjoys how cutting-edge graduate programs are in CCI. She wants to make sure students get real-world, hands-on experience so they can fully prepare to pursue their careers.
Hart said, “In fact, I really like that we have the Ideabase, Glyphix and we have a full production studio.”
Hart holds her Master’s of Education in Higher Education and Student Personnel from Kent State University. Because of her own graduate school experience, she is better able to support CCI students going through similar graduate school processes and practices.
“When our faculty members are getting ready to admit students […] they are also doing it in a way where students feel welcome to the program, and they feel fully informed and communicated with during that process.”
As the Academic Program Coordinator, Hart is focused on uplifting the graduate students’ grants through CCI.
Hart said she is excited to be a part of CCI. She wants CCI students to know that she is there for each and every one of them.
“I’m always here […] I love to talk to people, and I love to listen and hear the students’ stories.”