Senior Director of Student Services, Alumni Services, Diversity and Inclusion
Ed.D., Texas Southern University
M.Ed., Texas Southern University
BS, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Dr. Tokoya is a member of the President’s Cabinet. Dr. Tokoya earned her BS in criminal justice with an area of concentration in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She earned both her M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Texas Southern University.
Before joining AOMA, Dr. Tokoya worked in multiple areas of education serving a broad range of students. In her previous role, she handled Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Conduct, Scholarships, and Medical Withdrawals for Texas Southern University. While in her last role, Dr. Tokoya discovered the impact student orientation programming had on the overall student experience, leading her to conduct her dissertation research in the areas of Student Orientation Programming, Academic Success, and Retention of International Students.
As a higher education leader and researcher, Dr. Tokoya finds the students' services department to be an integral part of a student’s educational journey. She makes it her mission to go above and beyond for each student she encounters, providing them with well-rounded student support. Her passion for learning and over 16 years of professional experience in the field of education have allowed her to bring an educative student-centered approach to the learning environment. She is passionate about working for and with all students and focused on her desire to help every student achieve their individual educational goals.
Dr. Tokoya enjoys attending Student Affairs conferences and has represented her previous institutions at numerous national conferences. As an active Student Services leader, she enjoys presenting, networking at annual conferences, and learning new information on how her department can improve the services being offered to students.