Byron HarrisAdministrator, Innovator, Advocate, Engager
Byron Harris (he/him) has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Masters Degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs from Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Byron served 3 years as one of the Assistant Directors of Fraternity and Sorority Life at North Carolina State University.
As the Sr. Administrative Assistant for the business strategy team, Byron coordinates a high volume of meetings, makes travel arrangements, and processes paperwork for expense reporting and timesheets. Byron has strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and understands how to maintain a realistic balance of multiple priorities. In his role, Byron collaborates with both internal and external parties with a high level of professionalism and in a manner that reflects positively on the organization. Byron is excited to express his creativity and cultivate an enjoyable entrepreneurial environment.
Byron is also a competitive cheerleading coach, gym co-owner, judge, and owner of a choreography business for Allstar and Scholastic Cheerleading. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., where he volunteers for one one their national philanthropies, “March of Dimes.”
Why DEI?: DEI is a topic that was discussed very heavily while I was working in the educational profession. Understanding the many different backgrounds and identities we hold and how they are presented in spaces allows many opportunities for conversation beyond the surface. Learning about diversity and acknowledging that diversity present is easy, but inclusion of diverse groups is even more important. Allowing others to be their full authentic selves and creating a space where they are heard, seen, and understood is very important to the values that I hold, and I take pride in the way I carry myself daily to ensure I’m open to learning while also being able to express why my diversity and identity is also important.