John Carter, JD’06 and Karine Sokpoh, JD’08 were both appointed to the newly created Commission on African American Affairs.
The commission will coordinate programs related to the African American community in Nebraska. These programs include housing, education, welfare, medical and dental care, employment, economic development, law and order and related problems.
The commission consists of fourteen members from the state of Nebraska. Members come from various backgrounds including, but not limited to business, law, law enforcement, non-profit and education.
Carter currently serves as the Chief Deputy Sheriff for Dundy County, and has extensive experience in law enforcement. He’s previously worked in police departments in David City and Lincoln as an officer, and in Tekamah as interim Chief of Police.
Sokpoh practices law at the Sokpoh Law Group in Omaha, and has extensive litigation experience in juvenile, immigration, and family law. She’s also very active in the community and serves as a board member of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, the Women’s Center for Advancement, and is the president of the Midlands African Chamber.
Read the full release to view the other members of the commission.