BCF SPEAKER SHOWCASE
Next Meeting is Thursday 5/14/2022
10 Austin Drive, Lyndora, PA 16001
During the Career and Resource Fair
Meet The Speaker
Josette Skobieranda Dau is passionate about connecting community resources while valuing the nonprofit, business and organizations Butler County offers. She views Butler County in an evolution process and is excited about this collaborative role with Slippery Rock University.
Prior to joining Slippery Rock’s Institute for Nonprofit Leadership, she served as interim director of Residence Life and Housing with Edinboro University and director of student engagement with Pitt's School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. Edinboro was ranked 5th in the country for providing student services to students with disabilities.
Josette has an extensive student affairs career, coordinating numerous community partnerships, civic engagement initiatives and residential living-learning communities. "Food Access and Hunger in Northeast Ohio", including 13 agencies across Northeast Ohio, was one such example Josette created on behalf of Kent State University. She served as an Ohio Campus Compact Speaker and was also awarded a National Award through the National Association of Residence Hall Honorary for her leadership of a month-long experiential learning program centered on raising awareness of those on the autism spectrum.
In addition to serving as a Green Dot Trainer, Josette was a Title IX Investigator and on the Title IX Steering Team with Edinboro University as well as Treasurer for the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. Finally, Josette’s interest around international students in American Colleges led to, Multi-Layered Support for International Students, a feature in Mid-Atlantic College & University Housing Officers magazine.
In this place-based role with SUCCEED, Josette facilitates assessment, community partnerships and communications. SUCCEED works with community projects while leveraging university resources for the benefit of quality of life experiences.
Josette holds a master’s degree in counselor education and a bachelor’s degree in community development, both from The Pennsylvania State University. In her spare time, Josette enjoys personal fitness, outdoor time with family and friends, movies, and reading.