Student Affairs

Carese Bates

Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs
Education:
M.A., School Counseling – Clark Atlanta University, 2015.
B.A., Psychology – Winston- Salem State University, 2010.
Carese Bates joins Washington College as the Assistant Director in the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Program Coordinator for the Washington Scholars! She has three years in Higher Education and has a strong passion and yearning for working with college students with inclusion and equity. Prior to joining the Washington College family, she served as the Assistant Director at the University of Akron in the Office of Multicultural Development (2017-2019) where she is currently pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. Carese is originally from Durham, North Carolina. In her free time, her interest includes traveling, listening to live music, and dancing like no one is watching! Her goal is to travel to each continent where she can learn about various cultures and people. She is outgoing and loves engaging with people. 
As the Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs, Carese Bates provides and oversees initiatives centered on identity affirmation and inclusive diversity. 

 

Select professional and scholarly work:

Bates, C., & Middleton, T. (2018). Racial Battle Fatigue and Mental Health. Presentation at the American Counseling Association National Conference. Atlanta, GA 

Shoaff, E., Bates, C., Sin-Kay, M., & Rubin, O. (2018). Occupational Gains: A Counselor’s Guide to positive impacts of clinical work. Presentation at the American Counseling Association National Conference. Atlanta, GA 

Owens, D., Hannon, M., Sheely-Moore, A., Middleton, T. & Bates, C. (2017). Linking Family, School and Community to improve Academic Achievement in Urban Areas. Presentation at the Council Great City Schools Conference. Cleveland, OH

Rubin O., Shoaff, E.S., Bates, C., & Sin-Kay, M. (2017). A Supervisor’s Guide: Who’s at risk for vicarious trauma? Presentation at the American Counseling Association National Conference. San Francisco, CA

Owens, D.,Logan,D. & Bates, C. (2016). College Readiness for Young African American Men. Presentation at the Black Male Summit Conference at The University of Akron. Akron, OH 

Shoaff, E. S., Rubin, O. & Bates, C. (2016). A Counselor’s Guide: Occupational Hazards in the field of mental health. Presentation at The University of Akron. Akron, OH 

Shoaff, E., Bates, C., Sin-Kay, M., & Rubin, O. (2016) A Supervisor’s Guide: Who’s at risk for vicarious trauma? Presentation at the All-Ohio Counselors State Conference. Columbus, OH

 

Campus Involvement
Diversity Committee 
Washington Scholars Advisory Board 
Athletic Equity and Inclusion Committee