Multicultural Student Affairs welcomes Keleigh Blount (she/her) as its newest assistant director. Blount (she/her) holds a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation counselor education and an M.S. in clinical mental health counseling from North Carolina A&T State University. She is also a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the state of North Carolina. Prior to obtaining her degrees, she served in the U.S. Air Force.
Blount joins us from Portland, Oregon, where she served as an assistant professor, clinical director and interim program director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University. As an educator and mental health clinician, she has used constructivist pedagogy coupled with experiential learning and expressive arts to facilitate conversation surrounding diversity and equity as well as cultural engagement and collaboration. She says she is excited to bring this expertise and passion to Multicultural Student Affairs.
In preparation for joining OIED, Blount expressed, “I am beyond excited to be joining such an energizing team that will be collaborating with faculty, staff and students to create brave and inviting spaces for our students. Creating dynamic and brave spaces for diverse students to be able to show up and be their authentic selves is revolutionary work, and I am excited about how we will continue existing work and create new things. Audre Lorde said, ‘Without community there is no liberation,’ and I am excited to continue building this community that will serve all of us.”