Dee Ward

Office Manager & Coordinator of Academic Programs


Hi, my name is Deirdra Ward but I preferred to be called “Dee.” I recently joined the Starr King family (May 2013) as the Assistant to the Dean of Faculty and the Coordinator of Academic Programs, which mainly refers to our annual summer Symposium.

Prior to Starr King, my husband and I ran our own business for 4 years and I’ve also worked as a paralegal for the American Cancer Society. I’m a member of First African Methodist Church in Oakland and where I serve as a Steward and work with the Video Technology ministry.

As mentioned previously, I’m married and have a teenage son and I like to shop, cook and travel (especially family vacations). I feel Starr King is a great work environment because I know my spiritual gift is to help others and this environment has allowed me to continue to walk in my gift, as it embodies the servitude of others.