Dwayne Wharton

Division of Student Affairs

West Chester University

Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Mr. Dwayne Wharton, '93

Dwayne received his B.A. in history with minors in African-American and Latin-American studies. Upon graduating from WCU, Dwayne continued his education at Temple University earning a master’s degree in educational administration. He is also a fellow of Bryn Mawr College’s non-profit Executive Leadership Institute.

Currently, Dwayne is the national deputy director for Friends of the Children, a mentoring program serving over 700 vulnerable children from K-12 graduation across seven U.S. cities. Dwayne is the former director of residential and homeless programs at Project H.O.M.E, a nationally recognized non-profit organization that serves the city of Philadelphia’s homeless population. Dwayne has worked for the American Red Cross where he headed the recovery efforts for thousands of local disasters, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique.At WCU, Dwayne was a student director at the PRIDE (wellness) Center, part of the minority student recruitment team in the Office of Admissions, a desk assistant, resident assistant and a peer counselor for the ADP program. He was a member of the Black Student Union and holds membership in Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Dwayne has been recognized by WCU as a Drum Major for Justice and has also received the National Urban League Young Leaders Award in 2007. Dwayne and his wife, Shawne, live in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia with their two children, Zola and Maya.