Dawanna Jones '06, '11

Dawanna will be speaking at the College of Business' Entrepreneurship Panel on November 11th, 2022 at 12:45 pm in the Galloway Business Building in GB 127. 


Dawanna Jones was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. After attending local schools, she graduated from Central Senior High School. She then went on to obtain an associate’s degree in Management Development from Lamar Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s degree majoring in business from Lamar University, a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Lamar University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Arkansas State University

Dawanna has a servant attitude and loves helping others achieve their personal and professional goals. She has been a high school business and financial educator for 15 years. Motivating, inspiring, and teaching others financial literacy and entrepreneurship is her passion. With a passion and gift to help others succeed, she has found that developing leaders and individuals is what she loves most. A woman of many hats, she has founded several small businesses including a craft business, personal & business consulting, financial consulting, bookkeeping, website and social media management, photography, editorial services, tax preparation and educational consulting. She is also the founder and President of Black Business Professionals of Southeast Texas. In March 2022, she was recognized as a young leader to watch by the 100+ Black Women Coalition and in October 2022 as a Woman of Integrity by the Better Business Bureau. She has also been a guest speaker at several events and featured in several publications.

Dawanna loves serving the Lord and is an active member in her church. She is a member of several organizations, serves on several boards, including the Lamar University Alumni board, and she enjoys giving back to the community. She also has a commitment to life-long learning and takes pleasure in reading and learning new things. In her free time, she enjoys being a crafter, cooking, and the outdoors. 



Black Business Professionals of Southeast Texas