Shannon Ashford currently serves as the Program Manager for Student Diversity Education at Wake Forest. She has a passion for infusing diversity and inclusion in her work and has presented and facilitated workshops on inclusive program planning and lead sustained dialogues with students and colleagues. In addition to her diversity and inclusion experience, Shannon has higher education experience in campus activities and programming, student organization, and leadership development and multicultural affairs
Prior to Wake Forest, Shannon worked at Kent State University and also in the K12 sector in the area of college access. Shannon earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Public Relations) from Ohio University and her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel from Kent State University and holds a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University.