Full Name
Arnel Cosey
Job Title
Strategy and Impact Officer
Clover NOLA
Speaker Bio

Arnel is a native New Orleanian who has 30 years of experience in higher education most recently serving as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. In that role, she led the enrollment planning efforts of the College, as well as the development and implementation of programs and services focused on student access and success. As the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Community Services, she works closely with internal and external partners on strategies to deliver the key components of our Whole Family Approach through education, employment pathways and health and well-being providing a path for families to economic prosperity. Additionally, she oversees the agency’s Adult Day Care, Community and Supportive Services, and Youth Services programs. Dr. Cosey received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Master of Arts in Guidance & Counseling from Xavier University. In 2011 she earned an Executive Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University. Dr. Cosey is also committed to her community as demonstrated through her membership on local boards, such as The Urban League of Louisiana and Bricolage Academy. She has been the recipient of several professional and community awards such as the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Outstanding Staff of the Year, the Chancellor’s Innovation and Excellence Award, City Business Women of the Year, and City Business One to Watch in Education.

Arnel Cosey