- Special Assistant
Special Assistant to the President
The Special Assistant to the President is a senior level position which provides support to the President with frequent interaction with members of the President's Cabinet and departments campus-wide. The Special Assistant to the President provides project management and professional support within the President's Office.
Sherawanda Watkins-Esuke, Esq., serves as the Special Assistant to the President. Prior to joining Coppin State University, Ms. Watkins-Esuke has held a variety of legal, administrative, and public policy positions. She has served as an attorney and as Director of the University of Maryland Baltimore County's ADVANCE program. As an attorney, Ms. Watkins-Esuke practiced immigration and business law and advised individuals and foreign national employers on federal immigration laws as well as state and federal business and employment laws. As Director of the University of Maryland Baltimore County's ADVANCE Program, Ms. Watkins-Esuke was responsible for managing and implementing its $3.2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant which provided support for the recruitment, promotion and retention of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Ms. Watkins-Esuke has also worked as a policy analyst and senior policy consultant.
Ms. Watkins-Esuke received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Law; a Master's degree in Policy Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.