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Span Jr, James



A native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, James is a student affairs practitioner and administrator with nearly twenty years of experience. In his current role, he provides strategic leadership and direction, administrative oversight, fiscal management, and professional development for staff members while prioritizing and promoting diversity education for the campus community. James joined the MASS office in 2019 as an associate director and coordinated the Multicultural Advancement and Lloyd M. Cofer (MAC) Scholars Program. In 2021 he began serving as the executive director for the Center for Student Inclusion and Diversity utilizing a servant-leadership approach and transformative leadership style to encourage professional and personal growth among staff and students

Prior to his tenure in Multicultural Academic Student Services, he served as an academic advisor and residence hall director at CMU. His teaching experience includes serving as an adjunct faculty member in Academic Affairs for First Year Experience 101, and the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration department for Introduction to Leadership (LDR 200G). Additional campus commitments include serving on university, divisional, and program committees and councils, facilitating campus-wide initiatives, participating in gender- and culture-specific mentoring initiatives, advising registered student organizations and being a campus Diversity Champion.

More about James Span Jr

Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Higher Education Leadership concentration (in progress)
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
M.S.A., Leadership, 2019
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
M.Div., Sociology of Religion, 2003
Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
B.A., Sociology, Criminal Justice concentration, 1996
Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA