Kenneth (he/him) holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and a Master of Arts in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Kenneth has committed himself to enhance multicultural education efforts, developing student support services, advocating against social injustice, and promoting inclusive campus environments.
Kenneth has a proven record of advocating for educational equity and social justice to transform educational communities’ outcomes radically. In Kenneth’s current role as the Director of African American & Multicultural Affairs at MSU, Mankato, he helps eliminate barriers to academic success and evaluate policies and procedures that limit access. Through effective communication, intentional, collaborative efforts, and buy-in from critical stakeholders, Kenneth has effectively leveraged his skills and expertise to produce favorable organizational results.
Kenneth also serves as Vice-Chair of the Mankato Area Public School Board (MAPS-ISD 77). He has instituted an ambitious student-centered plan to improve the quality of services and education in MAPS-ISD 77. Kenneth actively works to leverage his advocacy and leadership to expand academic excellence, closing the Achievement Gap for low income, racial, and ethnically diverse students. He also aims to strengthen teacher retention through robust curricular and professional supportive initiatives.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” (Dr. King, 1965)