James E. Britt, Jr.

Director of Public Engagement

Bio

James E. Britt Jr. comes to Philadelphia from Chicago, where he oversaw the development and implementation of partnerships and engagement opportunities with students and local organizations as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, and as Associate Director of Community Service at the University of Chicago respectively.

At the University of Chicago, Britt managed educational outreach programs and established key initiatives to support student engagement as the Associate Director of Community Service. From 2005 to 2013, Britt served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he oversaw the development of diversity related programming and directed the school’s efforts to engage and serve underrepresented populations. He previously held positions as Director of African American Student Affairs at Northwestern University, and Coordinator of Student Development at California Polytechnic.