2023 Woman of Distinction – Erica Daniels

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Erica Daniels: Beloit College

Erica Daniels currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the College at Beloit College. In this role, she not only provides strategic support to the president but also to the board of trustees.  Before being hired for this critical role, she served as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the President and the Administrative Assistant to the provost at Beloit College. During her tenure, Erica has assisted the college in many high-level areas of leadership including serving as a member of the search committee for Beloit College’s 12th president, chairing the college’s COVID-19 Task Force, and serving as the project manager for the college’s Return to Campus initiative. She is also a critical member of the college’s Anti-Racism Liaison team, which has been integral in the formation and assessment of the college’s Becoming Better Action Plan.

Erica began her professional career at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater serving as the Administrative Assistant of Multicultural Affairs and Student Success. It was during this period that she served as the lead project manager of the National Black Student Union (NBSU) and National Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) conferences for many years.

Erica is and will always be a native and an advocate of the Beloit Community. She is a lifelong member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she currently serves as a deaconess and co-chair of the youth ministry. In 2002, she was crowned Miss Beloit, an achievement that holds a special place in her heart. In addition, Erica is currently a member of the board of directors for the Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation, and she most recently completed a term on the Visit Beloit board of directors where she served on the executive board as secretary for a year.

Erica is a product of the Beloit School District and a graduate of Beloit Memorial High School. She attended Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia where she studied communications and marketing.

Erica enjoys spending time with her husband Rick, son Christian, and daughters Madison, Morgan, and Chloe; also, affectionately known as “A Tribe Called Daniels.”

She lives by the Clark Atlanta University mantra, “I’ll find a way or make one.”