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Jackie Okoh
Latrice Barner
Johnathan Ricks
University College Welcomes

Jackie Okoh, academic advisor

I am a native of North Carolina, and I have returned here after spending five years in Tallahassee, Fla., where I worked at Florida State University and Florida A&M University. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Augustine’s University and an M.S. in community psychology from Florida A&M. I have been an academic advisor for more than five years, working with students from the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering. Since joining the NCCU family, I am developing strong and positive working relationships with my coworkers and strong rapport with my students. Students are my No. 1 Priority.


Jonathan Ricks, academic advisor

I come from Warren County, a rural area in northeastern North Carolina. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from East Carolina University. I taught middle school mathematics for three years, then returned to school to earn a Master of Arts in counseling from NCCU. I was a school counselor for five years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in North Carolina and am now working toward a Ph.D. in counselor education at N.C. State University. I am excited to be working at NCCU because I loved my experiences here in graduate school.  The students and staff here are very welcoming and I enjoy working with them.


Latrice Barner, academic advisor

Latrice Barner received an undergraduate degree in business administration from East Carolina University in 2001 and an MBA from American Intercontinental University in 2004. After years of working in business and implementing apprenticeship programs, she decided to engage young minds by pursuing a career in education. She has worked for six years as an advisor with several universities. She comes to NCCU after serving as program coordinator for Campbell University’s clinical research program.