Jonathan is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and has had a diverse career in Higher Education which includes TRIO programs, residence life, diversity & inclusion, and international student services. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Langston University, Master of Education at the University of Oklahoma, and is completing the PhD in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University. His research focuses on the experiences of academically gifted African American men at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). He is a recipient of the Next Gen Under 30 Award and 2018 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Langston University. Jonathan has demonstrated his commitment to mentorship and community empowerment through his service with multiple non-profit organizations, including Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
Jonathan will assist the Dean of the Office of Scholar Programs in directing and overseeing the administrative and operational aspects of the Ervin Scholars program. He will also focus on enhancing alumni relations and networks, career and internship opportunities, and community among the three premiere scholarship programs: Danforth, Ervin and Rodriguez.