Elijah McCoy

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Elijah McCoy
Elijah McCoy, M.Ed. (he/him) is an educator/higher education administrator and theatre artist. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, as well as a Bachelor of Art in Theatre Arts from Stetson University. In his undergraduate career, he participated in various shows as an actor, stage manager, and assistant director.
Discovering his passion for student development and diversity, he studied to become an educational practitioner-scholar and gained a Master of Education in Higher Education Student Affairs from Western Carolina University. He gained professional experience within higher education with student organization advising, programming/event management, leadership development, assessment, and student advocacy. In addition, he gained experience with facilitation, public speaking, and curriculum planning. In a previous position, he developed a signature transitional leadership program, that focused heavily on the social change model and the importance of student leaders’ mental health.
He is excited to work with Art with Impact and its various institutional partners as this allows him the opportunity to blend his passion for education and art/media. As a first-generation Black graduate, he believes in the mission of this organization as it aligns with his personal beliefs. He believes mental health awareness is a social justice issue because it is important for everyone to feel care, and compassion, and discover ways to achieve hope, healing, and fulfillment.
Outside of work, Elijah likes to travel, listen to music, hang out with his friends, work on graphic design projects and watch Netflix!
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