PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University alumna Sativah Jones has been hired as the Seattle-based regional enrollment counselor for the WSU Office of Recruitment and Marketing.
 
Although her first official day at WSU is Oct. 24, Jones will help out at the Future Cougar Day event in Seattle on Oct. 22.
 
For the past three years, she served as leadership and development counselor in Seattle for Rainier Scholars, a nonprofit devoted to providing academic and leadership enrichment for students of color in grades six through college graduation. During that time, Jones said, Rainier Scholars graduated 100 percent of its senior participants. They are attending four-year universities across the country – like Stanford, Columbia, Williams and WSU.
 
“It’s no secret that working in higher education is a passion of mine,” Jones said. “I’m excited to take that to the next level with Washington State University. It is great to be home again.”
 
Jones is a graduate of Henry Foss High School in Tacoma, Wash. She graduated from WSU in 2009 with a bachelor of arts degree in comparative ethnic studies with an emphasis in sociology.
 
As a WSU student, she was director of multicultural affairs for the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU). She was mentoring retention officer for the Student Advising and Learning Center.
 
Jones was a Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar and received the WSU President’s Award in 2008. She served on the WSU President’s Student Advisory Board.
 
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Source:
Sativah Jones, WSU Recruitment and Marketing, 253-318-5295, sjones@rainierscholars.org 
Media contact:
Steve Nakata, Student Affairs and Enrollment, 509-335-1774, nakata@wsu.edu