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25 Women in Leadership: Jamel Wright

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Jamel Santa Cruze Wright
Eureka College

Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, Ph.D. is the 27th president of Eureka College. She is the first woman and African American to serve as president of this 165-year-old institution. Dr. Wright is a visible, prominent and highly-respected professional and community member, locally and nationally. She is a skilled communicator, author and scholar whose training and expertise is in public relations/strategic communication, media studies and intercultural communication and competence. In addition to being a well-published scholar and author, Dr. Wright is a respected trainer and consultant on current issues related to communication, leadership development, and diversity, equity & inclusion. She was one of several experts called upon to serve in Ferguson, Mo. as part of the Ferguson Commission’s Citizen Law Enforcement Working Group on community policing, racial profiling, use of force, and mass demonstrations. 

Dr. Wright demonstrates an enduring passion for education and servant leadership. She is a staunch advocate for young people and represents a people-centered and student-focused approach. She lives by the scripture “to whom much is given, much is expected and required.”

Let’s welcome her to the 25 Women in Leadership.

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