Diane Schorr, J.D., CAP

Director, First-generation Advocacy and Initiatives, Center for First-generation Student Success


Diane Schorr Updated

Diane Schorr serves as director of first-generation advocacy and initiatives with the Center for First-generation Student Success. Prior to joining NASPA, Diane was the executive director with The Suder Foundation where she transformed ideas into workable solutions such as the foundation’s holistic student success program for first-generation college students – First Scholars®. Her experiences as a first-generation college student shaped her commitment to the Center’s work.

Prior to relocating to Texas, Diane worked as the Staff Counsel and Supply Chain Consultant for Northeast Ohio Sourcing Office, a start-up, non-profit organization formed to create and manage group purchasing programs for public-sector entities. Her background includes coordinating volunteer service experiences for college students at John Carroll University and practicing disability law.

Diane holds a Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from John Carroll University.