OCCRL Staff and Affiliates

H.M. Kuneyl, OCCRL graduate research assistant





Office of Community College Research and Leadership
51 Gerty Drive, Room 120
Champaign, IL 61820

H.M. Kuneyl

Research Assistant

H.M. Kuneyl (she/her) is a doctoral student in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, with a concentration in higher education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests center around the experiences of students of color and the use of community colleges as a pathway to a four-year degree.  

Kuneyl is a first-generation college student turned college-access advisor, academic advisor, student-success program coordinator, and college instructor. She brings her experiences in higher education from Texas, Virginia, and Illinois to the Office of Community College Research and Leadership.


  • Ph.D., Student in Higher Education, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A. Ed., Higher Education and Student Affairs at Virginia Tech 
  • B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University
  • A.S., General Studies at Lone Star Community College - North Harris