Theresa Luensmann

Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach

123 Kauffman Center (402) 472-9097


Theresa joined the Raikes School as the Assistant Director of Recruitment & Outreach in October 2023. In her role, Theresa guides prospective students through the recruitment and application process. Leading campus visits and sessions at various recruitment events throughout the year, Theresa recruits new cohorts of students for the Raikes School each year. As a member of the Recruitment and Student Success team, Theresa assists with other events for current students throughout the year as well.

Prior to joining the Raikes School staff, Theresa started her career in higher education as a Residence Hall Director at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She moved to Lincoln in 2019 to begin working as the Coordinator for the Nebraska Business Honors Academy in the College of Business at UNL. For the past 2 and a half years, Theresa has served as the Assistant Director of Career Services in the College of Engineering, helping students find internships and jobs.

Theresa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Biology from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Master of Science in Counseling and College Student Development from Kansas State University.

In her free time, Theresa loves reading and visiting the library. She is also an avid runner, completing 7 half marathons and many other races. She enjoys checking out local breweries to find the best craft beer and trying new flavors of ice cream. Theresa also spends a lot of time attending Husker sporting events with her partner Lincoln.

Clifton Strengths
Woo People exceptionally talented in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone
Positivity People exceptionally talented in the Positivity theme have contagious enthusiasm. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.
Empathy People exceptionally talented in the Empathy theme can sense other people’s feelings by imagining themselves in others’ lives or situations.
Learner People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
Communication People exceptionally talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.