DJA Senior Associate and Managing Partner
Dr. Jerome Offord, Jr. is the Senior Associate and Managing Partner with DeEtta Jones and Associates. He leads the training and consulting capacity including direct client engagement and coordination among the DJA team members. His unique strengths include years of experience navigating complex systems, cultivating and leveraging a broad and diverse network, and organizing groups and processes. Dr. Offord has over 20 years of experience in higher education and non-profit management. Dr. Offord’s blended career has allowed him the unique opportunity to serve in executive roles in both academic and student affairs.
Dr. Offord served as the Dean of Administration and Student Affairs; and he was previously the Chief of Staff to the President, Interim Provost, and Dean of Library Services at Lincoln University of Missouri. Other professional experiences include serving as the Diversity Officer & Corporate Inclusion Manager at the Online Computer Library Center, Inc. OCLC, Director of Diversity Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries, Director of Finance and Development at Us Helping Us, People Into Living; and student affairs roles at Colorado State University, George Washington University and American University.
Dr. Offord’s educational credentials include a PhD in Library and Information Science, with an emphasis in Managerial Leadership, from Simmons College in Boston, MA; two master’s degrees, in Library and Information Science from Catholic University of America and Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University respectively and, a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO.