Sandra L. English, Esq

Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development

Contact Information

Office: 166
Phone: 919-530-7332
Fax: 919-530-6339


B.A. , Urusline College
J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
M.P.A., Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University


Prior to joining North Carolina Central School of Law as Dean of Career and Professional Development, Ms. English served as the Senior Manager for the CEEL (Center for Engineering Experiential Learning) Office at the Washkewicz College of Engineering, Cleveland State University (CSU) for nine years. In this role, she promoted and presented on concepts and best practices of cooperative education to students, faculty and employers. Ms. English assisted and participated on the CSU Washkewicz College of Engineering’s Diversity Council to implement programs and initiatives that reflect the Dean’s commitment to diversity. She advised CSU NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) and SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) student chapters.

Ms. English received two prestigious Engineering Cooperative Education Awards. The first award was the Alvah K. Borman Award for excellence in cooperative engineering education, a national award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The second award was the Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) Educator Member of the Year for her commitment to the professional development of students through effective internships and co-op placements.

Prior to joining Cleveland State University, Ms. English was an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. She joined CSU in 2008 as the Assistant Director of Law Admissions and Multicultural Recruitment at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. As a result of Ms. English’s efforts, the law school received the first Law School Admission Council (LSAC) National “Diversity Matters” Award in June of 2010. She also served as staff advisor for the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) and the Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA). Cleveland State University awarded Ms. English with the Distinguished Service Award for professional staff and the Alumni Association presented Ms. English with Golden Apple Award recognizing her contributions as an outstanding staff member in the lives of CSU students two years in a row.

Ms. English holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursuline College and joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degrees from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.