YWCA Mankato hires Director of Racial Justice
Tiffnie Jackson propels organization into bold mission
MANKATO, Minn. – After a four-month search, YWCA Mankato officially welcomed Tiffnie Jackson into the role of Director of Racial Justice. The new position will oversee the Racial Justice department’s strategic planning to ensure the provision of quality diversity, equity and inclusive programming offered by YWCA Mankato.
Jackson comes to the organization with more than 20 years of leadership experience in higher education administration and non-profit management. Jackson served at Trinity International University as the first African-American woman to be named Dean of Students, and the youngest dean in the school’s history.
A devout Mankato citizen, Jackson brings a myriad of local volunteer participation to her role including facilitation of Promoting Respect workshops with Greater Mankato Diversity Council and YWCA It’s Time to Talk Racial Justice workshops. She was also a selected participant for the Blandin Foundation’s Leadership in Ethnically Diverse Communities.
"I am truly looking forward to joining the collective efforts within Mankato to make this a community everyone loves to call home,” Jackson said upon hire.
Jackson has a Master of Science in Criminology from Florida State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in political science and communications from Hope College. She is a passionate educator in the areas of racial equity, leadership development and identity formation and has been a requested speaker throughout the United States, Kenya and Congo.
After the extensive search, YWCA Mankato Executive Director, Barb Dorn, is excited to have hired Jackson, “We are ecstatic to have Tiffnie joining our team at YWCA Mankato. Her strategic vision, coupled with deep expertise in racial equity, will help take our Racial Justice programming to a new level in the greater Mankato community. We look forward to Tiffnie’s leadership surrounding our mission-driven work.”
YWCA Mankato Racial Justice programs were developed to provide community members a chance to be a part of interactive workshops on race. Whether individuals are beginning or deepening their knowledge on race-related topics, the YWCA is committed to equip attendees to gain a better understanding of themselves and empower these individuals in building cross-racial relationships within the community. To learn more about programming and events, or to discuss options for your organization visit https://www.mankatoywca.org/racial-justice or call 507-345-4629.
About YWCA Mankato
Nationally, the YWCA USA is the oldest and largest national organization that serves women and their families. Locally, YWCA Mankato strives to be a collaborative leader and catalyst for social change focused on gender and race. Through programming and events that provide leadership development for women and girls, tools for self-sufficiency for New American families and the promotion of racial equity, YWCA Mankato serves its mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. For more information about the YWCA visit mankatoywca.org or call (507)-345-4629.