Kentucky State University’s African-American Living Legends Series will showcase a distinguished lineup of speakers from across the country every Thursday during Black History Month. Speakers include a scientist, bank executive, school principal, Harvard law professor, and healthcare CEO.
The February series is part of KSU’s Convocation, which invites notable speakers to enhance the intellectual aspect of campus life. Each event will take place at 11 a.m. at Bradford Hall Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Students and Frankfort residents are welcome to hear these dynamic leaders share their stories.
Feb. 4 – Donald Hylton is a research scientist at Clark Atlanta University and thermoforming consultant. Many well-known companies seek Hylton’s expertise for improving product packaging or to develop a plastic product with unique characteristics.
Feb. 11 – Samuel Meaux is the principal of Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. The school is the only high school in Fayette County to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Feb. 18 – Regent LaVaughn Henry is the vice president and senior regional officer of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Cleveland-Cincinnati Branch. He is responsible for building and maintaining a strong presence and reputation for the Reserve Bank throughout central and southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.
Feb. 23 – Charles J. Ogletree is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard University. He is the founding executive director of Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.
Feb. 25 – Ruth Brinkley is the president and CEO of Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health. She has more than 35 years of health care experience working in public and private academic and community-based hospital systems.