Former White House social secretary gives address

Deesha Dyer

Social Secretary

Her effervescent personality and unmatched work ethic were ideal for this challenging position, as she oversaw a team that coordinated the monumental visit of Pope Francis, State Dinners with heads of states from China, Canada, and Italy; and booked legendary performances by stellar artists such as Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, and the cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton.

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2017 

BLOOMSBURG— Former White House Social Secretary to the Obama administration Deesha Dyer will be giving a keynote address at Bloomsburg University on Wednesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall’s Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Dyer will share her personal journey on how she paved her way to becoming the White House Social Secretary under the Obama Administration. Her keynote address will focus on how she climbed using determination and hard work, not where she landed. 

After graduating from Milton Hershey School, a private philanthropic boarding school in Hershey, P.A., college seemed inventible for Dyer until financial hardships made her return home.

After years of determination while working at the Pennsylvania Real Estate Invest Trust, Dyer returned to school at the Community College of Philadelphia. While there, Dyer became an intern at the Office of Scheduling and Advance at the White House.  This one internship paved the way for various positions under the Obama administration until Dyer ultimately became the White House Social Secretary.

In addition to political experience, Dyer works with the Youth Health Empowerment Project, was a CARE advocacy volunteer and board member at Action AIDS and serves the executive director of beGirl.world, a global empowerment and education travel program for teen girls she co-founded. Dyer has been featured in TIME, The New York Times, Marie Clair, Forbes, The Washington Post and other national outlets.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Achievement and the Office of the Provost.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.