Teon Austin is the assistant dean of student life for diversity initiatives and an adjunct professor at Cardinal Stritch University. He has helped to make education accessible for all students at Stritch by helping them find the support and resources they need to be successful through planning, implementation, facilitation and management of programming. He choose Stritch because the Franciscan Values align with his life work- he has spent his professional career helping others overcome barriers to success in various vocational and educational endeavors. Teon has worked with Milwaukee’s Workforce Investment Board and Marquette University’s Trio Programs. A product of Milwaukee Public Schools, he currently holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing and a master’s degree in leadership with a specialization in nonprofit management from Marquette University and is currently a candidate for a doctoral degree in higher education leadership at Cardinal Stritch University.
Teon is currently researching men of color in institutions of higher education and the factors that influence their experience. As an alumnus of Stritch’s African American Leadership Program, he was recognized as an educator by The Milwaukee Times with a 2018 Black Excellence Award for his work at Stritch and in the community at large.
- B.A., Marquette University
- M.S., Marquette University
"I choose Stritch because its Franciscan values align with my values. Stritch is the perfect platform for me to help remove barriers to higher education for students while improving their overall college experience. "
- Teon L. Austin