Shondra L. Marshall, is currently an Assistant Director of undergraduate admissions at Central Michigan University and is a Ph.D. candidate in the Educational Studies: Urban Education doctoral program at Eastern Michigan University. Her research focuses on teacher preparation, exploring best practices and strategies to reach African American students. Additionally, her research interests include examining pedagogy, academic performance, educational experiences, and literacy activities of African American students. Current efforts also include racial socialization and parental influences of African American students.
She is a member of several community outreach organizations. In her community efforts she is involved with the Michigan State University Black Alumni organization and serves as the treasurer for the Oakland County (MSUBA-OC) chapter. Through this role she assisted with establishing the MSUBA-OC endowment at Michigan State University in 2018. She is on the board of the directors for the Michigan State University Black Alumni national organization and serves as secretary, chair of the bylaws committee and serves on the finance committee. Additionally, she is the scholarship chair of the Dr. Paulette C. Walker Endowed Scholarship at Michigan State University. Shondra is the secretary for Lansing CommUnity Development. Shondra is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Southfield Alumnae Chapter. Community involvement is something she holds dear to her heart.
Shondra has been invited to speak to several youth group gatherings and college preparatory events. Through those opportunities she always encourages youth to never stop believing and to make a commitment to their self to reach their destiny. Shondra states often, "our youth are not only our future but they are also an intricate piece and hope for today."