In addition to being the newest Chief Legal Affairs Officer for Albany State University, Rowena Daniels is a history maker. She may be the first African American attorney from her small hometown of Doerun, Georgia.
Growing up in southwest Georgia impacted her lifelong ambitions.
“I am most passionate about serving underrepresented populations and increasing their access to resources that will enable them to subsequently improve their standard of living,” she says. She is excited about the opportunity to contribute to the foundation of the new ASU through the consolidation process.
“This consolidation effort will offer greater opportunities for the citizens of this region of the state.”
Family, friends, and faith are important to Rowena. She has a special desire to inspire youth.
“As an African American female born and raised in rural southwest Georgia, I want to inspire youth to pursue their dreams and develop their gifts,” she says. She wants to be known as someone who represents hope and perseverance in the face of adversity. Her sister plays a large role in her life.
“The twinkle in my eye is created by my sister,” she says. “Every day she reminds me to love unconditionally.”