OCCRL Staff and Affiliates

H.M. Kuneyl





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