Candidate for  Board Member At-Large

Marcel Jagne-Shaw

Dean, Student Financial Resources & Scholarships

Dallas College



Current and Previous TASFAA Activities and/or Activities for Other Organizations:

  • White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges & Universities |
    • Served as national inter-campus ambassador advocating for increased federal & private funding.
  • Baltimore-Washington Conference Board of Higher Education & Ministry |
    • Served as young adult representative, providing insightful knowledge of the needs of college students within the realms of campus ministry and student affairs.
  • Truancy Court Academic Mentor at Center for Families and Children |
    • Coordinated weekly workshops with fellow mentors and local social workers to evaluate the holistic progress of at-risk high school students. Mentored students in areas of time management, study habits, goal setting, and current academic course work
  • Professional Development Coordinator at University of Baltimore |
    • Provided tailored one-on-one career mentoring to first year students
    • Trained students in the art of public speaking and interview etiquette
  • E-board Member, Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education


From the Candidate:

With a goal of supporting equitable access for all serving as a motivating factor, I have, for over a decade, served as a financial aid administrator in myriad of institutions. I am passionate about the opportunities afforded by campus communities, and what those opportunities mean in the lives of community members. I have the educational background, managerial experience, and demonstrated commitment that are some of the hallmarks of an effective board member. I am committed to working for the betterment of the TASFAA community. In addition to being collaborative, innovative and dependable, I offer a unique perspective that is forged by my professional experiences serving at public, private, 4-year, and 2-year institutions.

My desire to become a board member is fueled by my inherent need to advocate on behalf of determined students who, for whatever reasons, may not be fortunate enough to have a straight path forward to success. I hope to add my voice and my unique perspective to the many voices who are committed to realizing the mission and vision of TASFAA.