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Chavous, Dawn

Executive Director, Students First PA


Dawn Chavous is currently Executive Director of Students First PA, a nonprofit organization created to advocate for education reform policies to ensure all children have access to high-quality educational options.

Previously, she served as Chief of Staff and Director of Education for Pennsylvania state Senator Anthony H. Williams. In 2010, she managed Williams’s gubernatorial campaign. Chavous graduated from Ursinus College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology; she earned a master’s degree in organizational dynamics, specializing in leadership management and organizational development, from the University of Pennsylvania.