Ross Named Director of Multicultural Affairs
July 1, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Roshaunda Ross has been named the director of the Office of Multicultural
Student Affairs at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Ross, who has been with Illinois Wesleyan since 2006, served as interim director for
the office over the past year. Before that appointment, she was a residence director
on campus, overseeing two residence halls.
“Roshaunda brings to this position a passion for working with students and solid experience
in student affairs administration,” said Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of
Students Kathy Cavins.
Ross earned a master’s degree from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental
Affairs in 2005, following completion of her undergraduate work at the University
of Tennessee in 2003. She holds a certificate in Non-Profit Organization Fund Development
awarded from the Indiana-Purdue University School of Philanthropy.
During her time at Illinois Wesleyan, Ross has been active with the Alternative Spring
Break Program providing advisement, assistance with fundraising and participation
in service trips since its inception. As the interim director of Multicultural Student
Affairs, she has coordinated many activities and events, including those for Native
American Heritage Month, Black History Month and the Illinois Wesleyan Summer Enrichment Program.
Ross was a member of the inaugural Multicultural Leadership Program of Bloomington-Normal,
and has attended the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Multicultural
Institute, the iLead Black Student Leadership Summit, and conferences associated with
the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers. She has been
part of the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence
Prevention Statewide Conference, The National Association for Multicultural Education
Regional Conference and the University of Illinois Conference on Stalking.
In 2003, Ross earned a Provost Honors Citation for Extraordinary Campus Leadership
and Service. She also received a Research and University Graduate School Fellowship
to Indiana University in 2003. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society.
Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960