June Junikon Huggins has worked in Higher Education for nearly 40 years. She has worked at Indiana University Southeast for 21 years and is currently the Director for the Center for Mentoring. She coordinates university faculty, staff, alumni, and peer mentors who provide mentoring services to students at Indiana University Southeast. She provides educational programming and events throughout the year for students and mentors. Prior to working at Indiana University Southeast, she worked 17 years at the University of Louisville where she served as the Coordinator for the Federal Student Support Services Program, as an Academic Counselor, and Learning Skills Coordinator. She was also a professional counselor for one year at Purdue University, Calumet Campus, in Hammond, Indiana.
She has worked extensively with people from diverse backgrounds throughout her career. She has provided educational and support programs to students at the college, high school, and middle school level.
June received her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel Administration and her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Indiana University Bloomington. She received a second Masters of Education in 2002 from Indiana University Southeast in Counseling and Guidance, K-12. She has served on many community boards and committees such as the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, past President of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana, Center for Women and Families Board of Directors, the New Albany Floyd County School Corporation’s Strategic Planning Committee, and the New Albany Floyd County Multicultural Advisory Board.
June has received awards such as the Chancellor’s Diversity Award in 2013 at Indiana University Southeast, the 2013 Charlie Nelms Alumni Award, and she was the New Albany Floyd County Business and Professional Women, Woman of Achievement for 2000-2001.
She has worked with thousands of students and has dedicated her career to helping students reach their potential and succeed in college.