DJ Hardwick



(308) 300-3430


Summer 2022

NASPA Intern

University of California Merced

Office of the Vice-Chancellor,

Division of Student Affairs

  • Align ongoing divisional strategic planning efforts with an emerging institutional strategic plan in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

  • Create professional development and capacity-building opportunities for faculty, staff, and student employees regarding the disaggregation and analysis of assessment data.

  • Evaluate departmental equity and inclusion statements to ensure cohesion and connectedness to the divisional mission.

  • Audit divisional communications to ensure an asset-based paradigm by removing deficit-based language, policies, and practices.


University of Nebraska at Kearney

Bachelor of General Studies

Coursework: event planning, human resource management, counseling, marketing, and communications


Title IX Process Advisor

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Office of Equity and Compliance

  • Assist complainants and respondents in understanding and navigating the Title IX investigation process.

  • Accompany complainants and respondents to administrative meetings, interviews, and pre-hearing investigations.

  • Serve on Title IX formal administrative hearing panels to hear witness testimony, review evidence, and provide recommendations for grievance decisions.

Awards & Certifications



Golden Loper Award

UNK Student Affairs Division / 2021

First Generation Trailblazer Award

UNK First Generation Leadership Board / 2021

Student Employee Rookie of the Year Award

UNK Applauding Excellence Committee / 2021

Teamwork Excellence Award

UNK Staff Senate / 2022

Legacy of Leadership Award

UNK Applauding Excellence Committee / 2022

Outstanding Senior Award

UNK Alumni Association / 2022



COVID-19 Detection, Prevention, Response, and Control Certification

World Health Organization / 2020

Notary Public Commission

Nebraska Secretary of State / 2021

Microsoft Office Specialist: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Microsoft / 2018

Event Safety Access Certification

Event Safety Alliance / 2022

Pathogen Prepared Professional Certification

Event Safety Alliance / 2022

Google Certified Educator – Level 1

Google / 2021

Violence Against Women Act Adjudicator Certification

National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals / 2021

FBLA-PBL Farewell | 59:10
"Hope is in tomorrow, but reality is now"
UNK senior DJ Hardwick pays it forward
by supporting fellow Lopers

"Hardwick is always looking for ways to
improve the student experience at UNK"
First-Gen student organization
creates a badge of honor at UNK

"Hardwick is soft-spoken, yet his words carry the kind of
weight that causes people to pause and listen intently"
Bringing Life to CTE through CTSOs | 1:20
"Developing students into career-minded
youth leaders through CTSOs"