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James Ofori

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Doctoral Student

James Ofori currently holds the position of assistant director of assessment and learner engagement at Morehouse School of Medicine. Originally from Athens, Georgia, he is a proud two-time alumnus of Savannah State University, earning his bachelor's degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations and advertising in 2016, followed by a master's in public administration in 2018. 

His journey in higher education commenced in 2017 when he joined the Office of Financial Aid at Savannah State University. In 2019, he transitioned to Atlanta, GA after securing a position at Morehouse School of Medicine as a program coordinator for Faculty Affairs and Development. 

In addition to his primary role at MSM, Ofori serves as the chair of the Student Support Services Committee, a dedicated group advocating for all student support units and the well-being of students throughout the institution. 

A member of the historic Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Ofori joined this first Black intercollegiate fraternity during his undergraduate years at Savannah State. University. he is also affiliated with professional organizations such as the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and actively contributes to the leadership board for HBCU-CEEQA (Collaborative for Excellence in Educational Quality Assurance).

Driven by a passion for nurturing the potential of aspiring HBCU student leaders, Ofori founded the J. Ofori Experience- Campaign Consulting in 2017. Through this initiative, he supports HBCU students in crafting genuine and impactful campaigns for roles such as Student Government Association (SGA) and royal court positions. 

As both an advocate and employee dedicated to the HBCU community, Ofori has set his sights on a future trajectory that involves working towards becoming an HBCU president. His multifaceted involvement and commitment underscore his dedication to the advancement of HBCUs and the students they serve. 

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