Dr. MaNesha Stiff currently serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Rasmussen University. In addition to this role, Dr. Stiff is also the chief DEI consultant at Metanoia Solutions Consulting, LLC. Prior to these two roles, Dr. Stiff served as the Director of Multicultural Student Engagement at Concordia University Chicago. Dr. Stiff has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University and graduated from North Park University with a Bachelor’s in Communication and a Master of Management in Higher Education Administration. She is also a certified mediator, Peace Circle facilitator, and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) administrator. In July of 2020, Dr. Stiff began her term as President of the Illinois chapter of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE). In her spare time, Dr. Stiff enjoys spending time with her family, making her friends laugh uncontrollably, playing with her yorkie Honeychild, and schnauzer Velvet, and working with her mentoring group NE.R.DY (No Exceptions. Represent. Do You.) Brown Girls.