Shaton Harris is the Associate Director for the Century Scholars Learning Community which is composed of high achieving students from over 100 high schools across the state of Texas. Shaton's responsibilities include coordinating and overseeing the planning, development and implementation of the Century Scholars Program; teaching multiple sections of the UGST 181 course (on topics such as academic and personal success, campus involvement, community engagement, diversity, cultural exploration, ethical decision making, and advocacy); advising students in program; and serving as primary advisor for the Century Scholars Organization.
Shaton is from Pasadena, California. She moved to Texas to attend Sam Houston State University where she received her B.A in Sociology, with a minor in communication studies. While at Sam Houston, Shaton joined a program similar to the Century Scholars Program that assisted her with her transition into college as a first generation college student. In December 2016, Shaton completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She thoroughly enjoyed classes on topics such as Career Development, Human Growth and Development, Multicultural Counseling, and Crisis Prevention Intervention. As a program manager and advisor, she has been able to implement many techniques and practices learned in the previously mentioned courses. Shaton also has a passion for integrating basic counseling techniques with advising. She believes her master's degree has allowed her to enhance her ability to build rapport with students and colleagues, which is very important to her.
Shaton enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading books, watching movies, and traveling. She has traveled all over the US and a bit abroad (most recently visiting Doha and Dubai). Shaton is excited to continue to see the world, learn about different cultures, and enjoy many international cuisines.