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Office of Diversity

Fourth Annual State-Wide Black Student Union Leadership Conference

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kansas State University Grand Ballroom 

The 4th Annual Black Student Union State-wide Leadership Conference is a day-long conference that will bring talented students together to discuss the motivation and persistence needed to be successful and the importance and benefits of post-secondary education, particularly at a four-year institution. 

This conference is free and includes an academic browsing fair, an address from a notable keynote speaker and multiple breakout sessions. We are providing breakfast lunch and afternoon entertainment!

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Kevin Rome, President of Lincoln University (Historically Black University in Jefferson City, MO) His speech will be "African Male Leaders: Moving from anger to reaction." 

Dr. Kevin Rome Keynote Address Summary (pdf)
Dr. Kevin Rome's Bio (pdf)

Registration deadline: Registration for the 2017 State-Wide Black Student Union Leadership Conference is now FULL!

Please direct any questions you might have to our Director of Multicultural Programs & Services, Mirta Chavez at 785-532-6276 or mirta@k-state.edu or Program Coordinator, Caitlyn Wells at caiwel@k-state.edu.

Conference Flyer (pdf)

Conference Schedule

8:00 a.m. -- 9:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Registration and Academic Browsing Fair

9:45 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.

Welcome by Interim Associate Provost for Diversity, Dr. Zelia Wiley

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Keynote Address by Dr. Kevin Rome, President of Lincoln University

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Morning Workshops

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.


12:15 p.m. -- 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Afternoon Entertainment

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cleanup and Dismissal for Afternoon Workshops

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Workshops

2:30 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m.

Evaluations and Send off