As the director for special projects and initiatives within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Shana provides leadership, coordination and supervision for division-level special projects and initiatives and other outreach functions which strengthen DEI’s role inexternal and university partnerships in a manner consistent with the university’s mission. She provides direct supervision for the Academic S.T.A.R.S. (STudents Achieving and Reaching Success) and VISTA programs, as well as serves as an advocate for student needs/issues which may arise.
Outside of work Shana is extremely involved in state and local organizations. She currently serves as the President for the Ohio Consortium for Multicultural Centers in Higher Education and holds elected positions with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Ohio Black Women’s Leadership Caucus.
Shana holds a bachelor's of science in mass communication and information from The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a master's degree incultural foundations at Kent State University.