Justin Richardson, a proud member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, is dedicated to supporting Native American students and advancing equity on NC State’s campus and beyond.
December 15, 2022 Suzanne Stanard
Justin Richardson never imagined being the first in his family to go to college — much less earning a communication degree from NC State and serving as a campus leader who now helps other students achieve their dreams.
As senior assistant director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Richardson leads Native American recruitment and student outreach while also serving as program coordinator for the Native Education Forum, Rev Up and Pack Preview.
A proud member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe from Hollister, North Carolina, Richardson is vice president of the NC State American Indian Alumni Society and the Chief of Expansion for Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. He is also one of the founders of Miskwa Waya, a Native American drum group at NC State — which, as he says, “gives me a way to get back in touch with who I am.” …