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Portrait of Leon Cox (Staff Member)

Leon Cox, MBA

Student Success Professional


Leon comes to us from Mohawk College where he was a Student Service Representative and prior to this role, also served as Operations Manager in Mohawk’s CCE department and Conference Services Coordinator at Mohawk. Leon takes great pride in his roots working in the Hospitality industry where he developed proficient operations management skills and a strong customer-centric approach. Leon is a life-long learner holding an Honours Bachelor of Applied Business degree from George Brown, numerous certifications and is currently enrolled in McMaster’s MBA program.

John Ngeleka

John Ngeleka, Hons. B.A.

Student Services Professional


An experienced SSP well versed in McMaster’s emergency aid, financial aid and scholarships. A McMaster graduate and undergraduate student-athlete with an honours degree in sociology and business certificate. Passionate about empowering Black students with the financial literacy and resources needed to thrive at McMaster and beyond.

Kennishia Boahene

Kennishia Boahene, M.A.

University Advancement Coordinator


Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Kennishia Boahene completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours in Political Science with a minor in Peace Studies at McMaster University in 2013. Attended the University of Waterloo and obtained a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. Currently the President of the African Caribbean Cultural Potpourri Inc (ACCPI).

Glenda van der Leeuw , MSW, RSW.

Social Worker, Student Counsellor

Phone: 905.525.9140 x 23920
An Afro-Surinamese born registered social worker & Mac alumni. Utilizes a trauma informed and anti-oppressive approach with critical attention to intersectionality to honor the full expression of each student. Offers a space for Black students to reclaim their mental health to achieve psychological fortitude and emotional freedom through exploring and expanding meaningful Blackness.

Jordan Lentinello, M.A.

Administrative Assistant


Faith Ogunkoya

Faith Ogunkoya, M.Ed.

Manager, Black Student Success

Phone: 905.525.9140 x 21786

Clare Warner

Dr. Clare Warner

Senior Advisor (Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism)

Phone: 905.525.9140 x 27614

Aaron Parry

Aaron Parry

Freelance, Communications and Design


A student activist, writer, visual artist, and graphic designer. Completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology and Indigenous Studies, a minor in African and African Diaspora Studies. “Having BSSC means a lot because it acknowledges there’s a gap that Black students face that doesn’t affect the rest of the student community – there are issues of anti-Black racism that we as Black students continue to face at McMaster that are unresolved and need to be fixed”.

Portrait of Morolake Fasina

Morolake Fasina

Marketing and Communications Associate


An Afro-Canadian student at DeGroote School of Business enrolled in Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Class of 2024). Passionate about creating a close-knit Black community on campus to promote Black success.

Portrait of Keziah Gibbs

Keziah Gibbs

Communication Assistant


I am a Caribbean student enrolled in the Honours Life Sciences program at McMaster University. I have a passion for helping international students integrate into the McMaster community.

Mailing address:

1280 Main Street West
Peter George Centre for Living and Learning (PGCLL)
Room M07
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4S4