The Graduate School is pleased to welcome Kesha Clavon as our new Senior Diversity Recruiter.
Kesha received a bachelor’s degree in math from the College of Charleston in 2004. She began her career as a middle and high school math teacher in the South Carolina public school system. After two years of teaching, she enrolled at Georgia Southern University, where she received a Master of Education degree in higher education administration in 2008.
While attending Georgia Southern, Kesha worked in the Office of Career Services and served as an academic coach. She held similar positions at the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina Aiken.
In 2013, Kesha joined the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University as the associate director for women and minority engineering programs. She managed student success initiatives such as summer bridge and mentoring programs and strengthened campus and community partnerships designed to support underrepresented students’ involvement and retention within engineering and other STEM disciplines.
Kesha returned to UofSC in 2017, where she worked as the inclusion programs coordinator in the College of Engineering and Computing before moving to the College of Education, where she oversaw both undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts as the director of recruitment.
As Senior Diversity Recruiter, Kesha will play a key role in advancing the University of South Carolina’s mission for recruiting and enrolling a diverse graduate student population. She will be responsible for partnering with key stakeholders on and off-campus to create and implement diversity recruiting strategies that attract traditionally marginalized and under-represented graduate students. And she will work closely with the Associate Dean for Diversity and the Director of Recruitment in the Graduate School to develop, lead, and execute an outcome-driven diversity recruiting strategy that supports the University’s strategic mission to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive campus culture.
Kesha begins her role in the graduate school on Monday, August 2, 2021.