Kisa Takesue

Director, Pre-College and Leadership Programs


Kisa received her A.B. in American Studies, with a focus on Asian American Studies from Brown University, and her M.S.S.W. from the University of Austin-Texas. She worked as a medical social worker and advocate for pregnant and parenting teenagers. Prior to joining the Division of Pre-College and Undergraduate Programs, she worked in Campus Life at Brown in several capacities including: Associate Dean of Student Life and Coordinator of the Third World Center (now named the Center for Students of Color); Associate Dean of Orientation and Diversity Initiatives; and Director of Student Activities and the Stephen Robert ‘62 Campus Center. During her tenure in Campus Life, her responsibilities included oversight and involvement in First-Year Orientation, International Orientation and the International Mentoring Program, the Women Peer Counselors Program, the Resident Counselors Program, the Community Director Program, student conduct, crisis response, diversity initiatives, and student organizations. She oversees the Leadership Institute and provides support to Pre-College social science courses.