June 24, 2021

Welcoming New Board Members for June

During our last quarter, more interest has been pouring in from institutions around the US. This led our current committee to increase our board to include new members representing a truly diverse array of experiences and specialization. We're excited and absolutely thrilled to have these new members join our governing body. As GAISA grows, we will be changing our board but also changing with the needs of students. Please read over our new members and feel free to contact us with any questions for them.

Samba Dieng, senior internationalization officer at LSU has over 12 years of working with international programs including visa and compliance issues, immigration regulations, international strategic planning and a host of other roles. Dieng has a master of science in political science and international relations from Indiana State University and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nebraska at Kearne. Dieng was born and raised in Dakar, Senegal before starting his higher education journey in the United States.

Shontay Delalue is Dartmouth College’s inaugural senior vice president and senior diversity officer. With more than two decades of working in higher education she is regarded as a thought leader in the field of equity, diversity and inclusion. She earned a doctorate in education from the University of Rhode Island, a certificate from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education's Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, and master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Maine.

Jacinda Félix Haro (she/her), Dean of Students and Senior Student Affairs Officer  at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has 20 years’ experience in higher education. Her area of focus is primarily student success, engagement, and sense of belonging with a focus on marginalized student populations. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Higher Education program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work focuses on voice and silencing of women of color student affairs officers. She holds a master  of arts in teaching from Sacred Heart University and a bachelor of science in communication arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz.