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LaWana Richmond

lawana richmond

Senior Business Analyst
Business & Financial Services
University of California, San Diego
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Standing Committees:
Finance and Capital Strategies Committee
Public Engagement and Development Committee


Dr. LaWana Richmond serves as Staff Advisor to the Regents of the University of California and is a Senior Analyst at UC San Diego where her responsibilities include project management and professional development for staff.  Dr. Richmond is a certified Project Management Professional with degrees in Marketing, Operations, Information Systems, and Educational Leadership.  Over the past 20 years, LaWana has been actively involved in community service and social justice endeavors. She is one of the inaugural Chrispeels Fellowship recipients and recently earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, San Marcos and University of California, San Diego.  Her research interests include employee engagement and access to education for underserved communities.

LaWana is a member of the Advisory Board for the C. Montgomery Technology Fund, which supports community access to technology at the Malcolm X Library in southeast San Diego. She has served on the Executive Board of the African American Alumni Chapter of the San Diego State University Alumni Association, Executive Board of the UJIMA Network, Advisory Board of N.U.M.E.R.A.L.S. (formerly known as the Hadassah Project), Area 17 Governor for Western Division, District 5 of Toastmasters International, Chair of UC San Diego Black Staff Association, Chair-Elect and Chair of the UC San Diego Staff Association, as well as Junior and Senior Delegate for the Council of University of California Staff Associations.

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