Donald A. Coleman Jr. is from Savannah, Georgia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University-Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. During his time at Georgia State University, Donald completed an intensive cultural study of student services at the University of Pretoria in Pretoria, South Africa that included a visits to various campuses, histories of the peoples of South Africa, and engagements with local community members and senior level university administrators. As a first-generation, low-income student, this was his first time traveling internationally. This experience sparked an interest in providing experiential learning opportunities to college students, including study abroad opportunities to low-income college students.
Donald’s work in student centered learning has taken him to Marquette University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Valdosta State University. Donald is currently the Director of Orientation Programs at Kennesaw State University.
Donald believes that there is always room for laughter in all aspects of life. He is also an award-winning karaoke singer who interprets life through song and dance. He looks forward to working with students, faculty, and staff on the Fall 2017 voyage.