Shannon (she/her/hers) is an educator and facilitator whose work and expertise meet at the intersection of diversity and inclusion and leadership development. Her passion is to connect and develop individuals in order to create inclusive and equitable spaces. As the Senior Associate Director, she oversees the development and facilitation of workshops, trainings, and programming centered around cultural competence development and inclusive practices to students, faculty and staff.
She brings a decade of experience in diversity and inclusion, campus activities, leadership development, college access, and nonprofit management. Her professional activities include holding volunteer leadership positions with the National Association for Campus Activities and has presented at conferences across the country. Additionally, she serves as a Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute.
Shannon earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Public Relations) from Ohio University and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel from Kent State University and holds a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University.
Marianne Magjuka serves as Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. In this role, she provides strategic vision, oversight, and development for community-based initiatives. Marianne has established key social justice initiatives at Wake Forest, including the Branches Social Justice Retreat, Institute on Social Justice Practice, BUILD pre-orientation program, and Civil Rights Tour. She created the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement area and directs several dialogue programs focused on civic identity development; she co-directs Deacs Decide, a nonpartisan election engagement project. In 2015, Marianne established the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition AmeriCorps*VISTA project focused on economic empowerment and poverty alleviation. In addition, she functions as part of the Dean of Students team, which provides caring outreach, problem-solving, and referral services for students and their families experiencing crisis. Marianne serves on the research, education, and advocacy committee of the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem and is on the advisory board for North Carolina Campus Compact. Marianne received a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame, and an Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Deb Marke serves as the Assistant Director, Advocacy and Social Justice Education in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. In this role, she oversees the Social Justice Incubator, Branches Social Justice Retreat, and College Advocacy Summit; facilitates the Social Justice Book Club; and directs both the Deacs Decide election engagement project and Wake Alternative Break.
A Wake Forest alumna, Marke graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science with double minors in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A gifted facilitator, Marke has developed several trainings on intersectional feminist activism, critical community-building, and leadership development. Before making her return to Winston-Salem, Deb served as the Program Coordinator for Leadership and Activism in the Women’s Center at the University of Cincinnati, where she was named Outstanding New Professional and served as the Programming Chair for the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association.
Jonathan McElderry, PhD
Dr. Jonathan A. McElderry (he/him/his) has served as the Assistant Dean of Students and the Executive Director of the Intercultural Center at Wake Forest University since June 2016. Additionally, he serves as an affiliate faculty member in the University’s Department of Counseling. His research has sought to raise awareness of the experiences of underrepresented students at predominantly White institutions and provide strategies to increase their academic and social success. His professional activities include holding several leadership positions within the American College Personnel Association (ACPA); serving as a Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute; interning with the Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI) and a standout scholar-practitioner, who has authored/co-authored research articles, book chapters, and mainstream resources. Most recently, Dr. McElderry was elected as the Director of Equity and Inclusion for the ACPA Governing Board and was named a 2020 Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional by the association. Dr. McElderry holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri, an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from Ohio University, and a B.S. in Administration of Justice from George Mason University.
Malika Roman Isler, PhD
Malika is the inaugural Assistant Vice President of Inclusive Practice.
Prior to this role, she served as the inaugural Director of Wellbeing at Wake Forest University, leading the development, institutionalization and collective impact of Thrive – Wake’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing.
Malika has extensive experience integrating research and practice, creating behavior change interventions, developing strategic plans that guide culture change, and defining assessment tools to ensure research and practice effectiveness. Prior to returning to Wake Forest, she served on the faculty of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and as an administrator and faculty lead with the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS). In these capacities, Malika was on the investigative team for 10 federally and institutionally funded projects and centers in the areas of health equity and community engagement. With her training and outreach expertise, she provided consultation and technical assistance to collaborative efforts among students, community members, and faculty.
Malika is a Wake Forest alumna and holds a PhD in Public Health (Health Behavior and Health Education) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to her role as AVP of Inclusive Practice, she has an appointment in the Department of Health and Exercise Science.
Shelley Sizemore serves as Director of Community Partnerships in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. In this role, she builds relationships with community partners, connects faculty, staff, and students to community based work, and works to measure the impact of partnerships between WFU and the community. She holds an additional appointment as a Visiting Professor in the Education Department where she teaches EDU 103a: Preparing for Community Engagement. Shelley currently serves on the board of HandsOn NWNC, the Kids Cooking Coalition, and the Centers for Exceptional Children. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Wake Forest University and is pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Education where her research is focused on community-based education for social justice, critical community building, and the rhetoric of activism and advocacy. Shelley has co-published two book chapters related to the rhetorics of activism: “One word does not the whole story tell: Contested truth on a highway historical marker” and “A Rhetoric of food justice movements: An exploration in rhetorical quilting.”
Brad Shugoll is the Associate Director of Service & Leadership in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. He oversees direct service, civic leadership, and philanthropic traditions on campus. This includes Campus Kitchen, the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund and Project Pumpkin. Through his work, Brad connects students to meaningful service opportunities in the Winston-Salem area. His scholarly interests include college student development, the role of higher education in service to community and food insecurity. He is actively engaged in the Winston-Salem community and serves on the board of a local non-profit, Humane Solution, which promotes animal welfare.
Camry Wilborn is the Assistant Director of Community Partnerships in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement where she works to identify, develop and maintain strategic partnerships with community organizations specifically as it relates to education. She also oversees all student tutoring and mentoring programs at the University and is the Project Director for Wake Forest University Freedom School. Through her work she supports placed-based initiatives and connects community-identified projects to faculty, staff, and students. She received her BA from Wake Forest University and her MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
The land on which Wake Forest University now resides and the land on which the original campus resided served for centuries as a place for exchange and interaction for Indigenous peoples, specifically Saura, Catawba, Cherokee, and Lumbee in the current location and Shakori, Eno, Sissipahaw, and Occaneechi in the original campus location. https://americanindiancenter.unc.edu/resources/about-nc-native-communities/