Dr. MLK Jr. Diversity Student Leader Reception

The MLK Jr. Diversity Student Leader Reception is an annual event sponsored by the College of Agriculture during Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Students learn about the civil rights movement and current diversity issues from those who have fought and overcome cultural challenges.

Mr. Stacey Campbell, College of Ag Alumni, Founder and Shareholder of Campbell Litigation, P.C. spoke on the civil rights movement, current diversity issues, and the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream at the 17th Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Diversity Student Leader Reception. If you were unable to attend, please view the recording (passcode: 6$drH1zx).

Past Speakers

2021– Stacey Campbell, Founder and Shareholder of Campbell Litigation, P.C.

2020 – Rev. John R. Williams, USD 501 Board of Education Member, Position 1, District 1.

2019 – James P. Jackson, FLP Specialist, USDA / Farm Service Agency.

2018 – Kevin Burnett, Chief Operating Officer, Richardson Plano Guide Right Foundation.

2017 – Edward Honesty Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer, Best Harvest Bakeries.

2016 – Dr. Freddie Richards, Professor and Immediate Past Dean, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M.

2015 – Rodney Patterson, Director of Corporate Diversity and Talent Management, CoBank.

2014 – Eric B. Banks, Kansas State Conservationist, NRCS.

2013 – Dr. Eric C. Johnson, Senior Pastor Mt. Calvary 2nd Missionary Baptist Church, Canton, OH.

2012 – Dr. Bernard Franklin, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, Kansas State University.

2011 – Rodney O. Somerville, Manager, Specialty Training, Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc.

2010 – SFC Toliver Hill, US Army Equal Opportunity Advisor.

2009 – Chester Owens Jr., First African American City Councilmember in Kansas City, Kansas.

2008 – Judge Tommy B. Webb, Sublette, Kansas.

2007 – Carl Butler, EEO National Society of MANRRS.

2006 – Carl Stovall, Boeing, Inc.

2005 – Cargill Meat Solutions Valuing Differences Team.