Kyle Ethelbah is the Director of College Programs at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and oversees the Student Support Services (SSS), McNair Scholars, and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions) academic support programs. Additionally, Kyle oversees the Rebel Rebound Project, a program that supports justice impacted students at UNLV. All programs in his purview support income eligible, first generation, differently abled and underrepresented students with academic support services to be successful at UNLV.
Mr. Ethelbah has 24 years of professional higher education experience starting his career in admissions, academic advising, and financial aid, then ultimately moving into TRIO Programs where he has spent the last 21 years. He has overseen several outreach and success programs for underrepresented students in higher education, and has served on state, regional and national boards that support these students. Kyle is a proud alumnus of the TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support Services programs and is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona. He received a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Arizona and a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) – Health Promotion emphasis from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a graduate Certificate in American Indian Health (CAIH) from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is currently in the Doctor of Education of Organizational Change and Leadership Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.