Carlow University Names Errika Fearbry Jones Chief of Staff and Secretary to Board of Trustees

November 27, 2023
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Fearbry Jones Comes to Carlow from Pittsburgh Public Schools Administration

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Errika Fearbry Jones has been named Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. In this role, Errika will work closely with the President, the Board of Trustees, and the Cabinet to implement strategic initiatives, enhance relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and drive the growth of the university.

“Errika brings a great deal of experience in education, government, and professional development,” said Dr. Kathy Humphrey, President, Carlow University. “She will be an outstanding asset for the university, and we are looking forward to the enthusiasm and expertise she will bring to this position.”

Fearbry Jones comes to Carlow after a two-decade tenure in administration with the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS). For the past five years, she held the position of Chief of Staff to the PPS superintendent. Prior to that she was PPS’ Executive Director of Internal and External Affairs. Before her work with PPS, she worked in the Mayor’s Office for the City of Pittsburgh as Youth Policy Director.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Point Park University. She also has completed numerous continuing education programs including certifications as an Executive Coach from Duquesne University, a Human-Centered Design Practitioner from LUMA Institute, and Board Governance Support from The Council of the Great City Schools. In addition, she is certified as a Strengths Coach from Gallup and a mediator by the Pittsburgh Mediation Center.

Among her key skills and strengths, Fearbry Jones counts team and partnership building, strategic planning, project management, government relations, and board governance support.

Her career highlights include leading engagement efforts and allocation prioritization of $108 million dollars in funds for PPS from the American Rescue Act and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, being an instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Central American Community Impact Exchange Program and conducting a gang threat assessment for the Ministry of Health in the nation of Belize. She is active in the community outside of her job and was recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as a “40 Under 40” award recipient.


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