Ketwana Schoos passionately defines herself as a student-centered and equityminded professional who has over 15 years of experience as both an educator and administrator in the field of higher education and student affairs. Her work has largely focused on creating a welcoming academic and campus environment that promotes student success through diversity and inclusion educational programming, leadership development opportunities, and cross-cultural engagement. Most recently, she spent the last 6 years as the Assistant Dean of Students at Washington & Jefferson College, where her primary responsibilities included oversight of diversity and leadership initiatives, campus activities, student organizations, emergency and crisis management, the bias incident reporting system, and serving as a Title IX Investigator. She also teaches courses in subject areas including Sociology, Diversity and Social Justice, African American history, Leadership, and College Orientation.
Ketwana was born and raised in Albion, Michigan. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University (Spanish major, Political Science minor), two Master’s Degrees from Indiana University (African American and African Diaspora Studies, Higher Education and Student Affairs), and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pittsburgh (Administrative and Policy Studies, Higher Education Management concentration).
She has held multiple leadership positions on the local, state, regional and national levels within several professional organizations, including National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football, traveling, reading, and trivia-related television game shows.