Academic advisor named director of membership for National Black MBA Association

When Shanese Ross isn’t working her full time job as an academic advisor for graduate programs in the Mike Ilitch School of Business, operating a wedding and event planning business, doing community service projects or mentoring youth, you can find her working with the National Black MBA Association Detroit Chapter, where she was recently named director of membership.

“I’m excited about taking this position with an internationally-recognized organization with top corporate and collegiate partners offering some of the most attractive career benefits to our professional community and students,” she said. “This position will also allow me to be an advocate for higher education, as well as increase the diversity efforts at WSU.”

Ross plans to use her position to promote and represent the Ilitch School at events, functions and conferences.

“Through the NBMBAA I will be able to implement initiatives that promote student success, outreach and awareness for historically underrepresented students at WSU,” she said. “I will absolutely be promoting the Ilitch School at events and conferences.”

Ross earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and her MBA from Davenport University.

Before joining Wayne State University, she worked in higher education and the nonprofit sector. Shanese enjoys helping others and is an advocate for education.

“Detroit has a lot of good things happening and Wayne State has to have a seat at the table,” she said.


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