Director of Student Services Recognized by NASPA African American Knowledge Community as a Stellar 50 Recipient

On March 19, Ghana Imani Hylton, Director of Business Affairs, Planning and Operations, was recognized by the NASPA African American Knowledge Community as a Stellar 50 recipient.

NASPA is a national professional organization for student affairs administrators in higher education. The named Stellar 50 recipients are student affairs professionals with at least five years of experience, making an impact in their professional and philanthropic endeavors. Additionally, Stellar 50 recipients support NASPA African American Knowledge Community (AAKC) strategic initiatives, which include professional development and engagement, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and research and scholarship.

Ms. Hylton has been a member of the Seton Hall family for six years, after twenty years of experience in human resources for various companies, including United Way of New York City. In Ms. Hylton’s current role, she oversees the Bethany Hall and University Center event spaces and is an active member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Co-Chair of the Student Services Communications Sub-Committee.

Ms. Hylton is an active volunteer with several organizations including City Kids, Bridge Street Women’s Empowerment Conference, #SayHerName Creative Writing & Poetry for Youth, and the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence. She was a panelist at the Seton Hall Black History Month Event ABC Panel Explore Colorism, Gender and Sexuality and helps with resources for the Seton Hall Black Student Union.

Ms. Hylton will receive her award at the NASPA AAKC Business Meeting and Awards Show taking place virtually on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Ms. Hylton shared, “I am thrilled that Seton Hall has given us all a platform. shape and load with our strategic objective. 4 to further immerse our campus in diversity, equity and inclusion. It is a true testament to our global mission that we have made this a priority. I could not be prouder than to represent Seton Hall University as I accept this honor from NASPA. My colleagues and I are excited to expand this diversity work for the benefit of our campus, our community, and the world. »

Colleen Dallavalle, Assistant Vice President of Student Services, said, “It’s no surprise that Ghana Imani Hylton has been nominated and selected for the NASPA African American Knowledge Community’s Stellar 50! She has worked tirelessly to support and advance our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. and fostering a sense of belonging for all. From volunteering in the local community, to coordinating on-campus events/activities that elevate and amplify marginalized voices, Ghana is the definition of a servant leader. I have been privileged to support her in her work and see the intent and impact she has on everything she connects with. Her commitment to justice, equity, and community service make her an ideal candidate. Ghana has an incredible way of being an agent of positive change, and a light in this community.”

To learn more about the Student Services Division, click here or email studentservices@shu.edu. To learn more about DEI at Seton Hall, click here or email dei@shu.edu.