Vincennes University to host Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 28 - External Relations
Vincennes University to host Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 28
January 16, 2020 / Vincennes University to host Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Celebration Jan. 28
VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University is celebrating the legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a banquet on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. EST at
Green Activities Center. The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is
hosted by VU’s Department of Multicultural Affairs.
The keynote address will be presented by Indiana State University
professors, Dr. Kandace Hinton and Dr. Mary Howard-Hamilton.
“Last year's MLK theme was "Breaking the Silence", and
Frank Leon Roberts did a phenomenal job of bringing awareness about
social issues that we have a tendency to be silent about,” VU Director
of Multicultural Affairs Cortney Cross said.
“Now we are moving toward action this year. Dr. Kandace Hinton and
Dr. Mary Howard-Hamilton, distinguished scholars in the field of
higher education and professors at Indiana State University in the
Bayh College of Education, will be providing us with practical ways we
can address some of the social issues our country and world is facing
in this day and age.”
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Kandace Hinton is a Professor of the Higher Education Leadership
Program, in the Educational Leadership Department at Indiana State
University. She has also served as Special Assistant to the Provost
for the Diversifying the Faculty Initiative and currently is the chair
of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Engagement Task Force for the
Bayh College of Education at ISU. Hinton holds a master’s and Ph.D. in
Higher Education Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington
and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jackson State University.
Her research interests are African American women leaders in higher
education, multicultural identity development, and institutional
support of community-based programs. Hinton’s teaching areas include
the history of higher education, Philosophy of Education, academic
leadership, and research methods. She has published in Pathways to
Higher Education Administration for African American Women and
Multiculturalism in Higher Education along with several other
book chapters and journal articles. Additionally, Hinton has
co-edited two editions of the book entitled, Unleashing Suppressed
Voices on College Campuses (2nd edition to be released July,
2020). She has presented her work at 35 national higher
education professional conferences. She is a consultant for colleges
and universities as well as community groups interested in leadership
development of their staff and around issues of diversity and
inclusive excellence. She currently serves as chair of the Council on
Ethnic Participation for the Association for the Study of Higher
Education. She holds membership in several professional organizations
and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Mary Howard-Hamilton is the Bayh College of Education Dr. Lotus
Delta Coffman Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the
Department of Educational Leadership at Indiana State University. She
received the Presidential Medal from the Association for the Study of
Higher Education in November 2018 and was a recipient of the
Contribution to Knowledge Award from the American College Personnel
Association in 2017. Indiana State University awarded her with the
Presidential Medal for Exemplary Teaching and Scholarship and the
Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award in 2015.
She also received the Bayh College of Education, Holmstedt
Distinguished Professorship Award for 2012-2013. Howard-Hamilton
received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from The
University of Iowa and a Doctorate of Education, Ed.D., from North
Carolina State University. Howard-Hamilton has served as a higher
education student affairs administrator for 15 years and a full-time
faculty member for 24 years. She has spent her entire professional
career in higher education for a total of 37 years working at eight institutions.
As a researcher, Howard-Hamilton has published over 90 articles and
book chapters. She has been a presenter at the Oxford Roundtable in
Oxford, England. She has also served as a consultant and instructor
for the Student Housing Training Institute in Cape Town, Pretoria, and
Johannesburg, South Africa. Currently, Howard-Hamilton is a member of
the Editorial Boards for the Journal of College Student
Development, The Journal of Student Affairs Research and
Practice, as well as The Journal for the Study of Sports and
Athletes in Education.
Howard-Hamilton is a member of three boards, The United Campus
Ministry in Terre Haute, The Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational
Foundation, Inc., and the Equity Conscious Community College Pathways
Advisory Board. She has served on the Executive Board for the
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) as the
Member-at-Large from 2014-2016. She also served on the Board for the
Association of College and University Housing Officer International
(ACUHOI) as the Knowledge Enhancement Director from 2011-2014. Her
other honors include being selected by the American College Student
Personnel Association to serve as a Senior Scholar from 2013-2018, the
Diverse Issues in Higher Education Top 25 Women in Higher Education
and Beyond in 2018, the Champion of Diversity Award from the Indiana
Minority Business Magazine in January 2013, the Terre Haute Human
Rights Commission Diversity Award in October 2013, the Garcia
Exemplary Scholarship Award from the Council on Ethic Participation –
Association for the Study of Higher Education in 2011, “Robert S.
Shaffer Award” for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member
and the University of Iowa Albert Hood Distinguished Alumni Award. She
also received the Monroe County (Indiana) Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mentor of the Year Award for 2006.
She is a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the
Immediate Past President of the Bloomington Alumnae Chapter and has
served as the Secondary Advisor for Zeta Nu Chapter at Indiana State
University. She serves on the Delta Sigma Theta National Institutional
Research Committee as well as the Sister Scholars Research Task Force.
Serving the Terre Haute community, she is a member of the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was a clarinetist
for the inaugural New Horizons Community Band at Indiana State
University, and former member of 100+ Women Who Care Vigo County.
Director of Multicultural Affairs
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21
other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
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