Ellori N. White, M.S.
Ellori White joined Kennesaw State University in the Division of Diverse and Inclusive
Excellence in November 2021. With over seven years in University Housing, Ellori chose
to follow her passion by focusing on diversity and inclusion. As the Diversity Specialist,
Ellori oversees the Division’s Student Diversity Ambassadors Program, manages website
and social media content, and coordinates marketing initiatives, programming and outreach
to students, and Division signature events.
Ellori White’s professional career started at Savannah State University, a HBCU (Historically
Black College or University). However, while serving as an Area Coordinator at Auburn
University, Ellori took an intentional shift in her career to become the Diversity
and Inclusion Chair for the department. Through her position, Ellori collaborated
with colleagues to provide engaging DEI workshops and training for student leaders,
recruitment and retention practices to increase BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People
of Color) student representation and, established signature programming in support
of the department’s DEI efforts. Ellori also served as a First-Year Seminar Instructor
and Leader-Shape Facilitator, teaching college readiness and inclusive leadership.
Her additional experience includes advisement, student-staff supervision, conference
presenting, campus partner collaborations, event management, and public relations.
Ellori is a native of Georgia, specifically the Stone Mountain area. She is a two-time
graduate from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, with a bachelor’s
in Communications and a Master of Science concentrating in Student Leadership. She
is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., and additionally, holds certifications
in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and the University of South Florida.