Resourceful, accomplished, and results-driven Academic Administrator, offering key credentials and strengths in strategic organizational leadership, project management, and student advocacy. Demonstrates ability to independently direct planning, scheduling, and execution of student programs and maintain optimal efficiency; supports short and long-term school goals. Trusted resource for Black, LGBTQ, and other marginalized students. Unique ability to address student needs, uphold policy, and ensure safety and compliance while promoting a passionate, creative, and supportive environment. Recognized for optimizing service and personnel satisfaction rates. Excels during all complex challenges or conflicts. High bias for action, organized, and process-oriented approach that has provided proven business results and solid team performance.

Specialties: Scholarship Assistance, Academic Advising, Career Counseling, LGBTQ SafeZone, Social Media, Health Professions Advising, Admissions and Outreach

Research Interests: Identity development of marginalized groups; access and experiences of Black immigrant college students; College student financial literacy

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Emory University
  • M.S.Ed. in College Student Affairs from University of South Florida

Publications

  • Richards, E. (Fall 2008). Your financial future: A guide to life after graduation [Book review]. NACADA, 28(2), http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Journal/Current-Past-Book-Reviews/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/683/Your-financial-future-A-Guide-to-
  • Henry, W. J., & Richards, E. , Fuerth, K. M. (2011). Black and gay in college: The experiences of students in double jeopardy. College Student Affairs Journal, 30(1), pp. 63-74.