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KSU graduate and motivational speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud

   will be the featured speaker at Founder’s Day Convocation

FRANKFORT — Kentucky State University alumna Patricia Russell-McCloud is a “visual speaking experience.”  The motivational speaker will take the stage in Kentucky State University’s Bradford Hall at 11 a.m. Friday, October 15 during the Founder’s Day Convocation. 

Russell-McCloud has more than 20 years on the lecture circuit and she is categorized as being one of the nation’s best, according to her website.

Her client list includes AARP, National Association of Women’s Business Owners, AT&T, Women’s Food Service Forum, eWomen’s Network, Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club, General Motors, American Honda, Cox Enterprises, McDonald’s, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, McGraw-Hill Publishing, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Xerox, Procter & Gamble, and The United States Postal Service.

Russell-McCloud has received many honors, including being presented more than 300 keys to American cities. She has served as the 11th National President of The Links, Inc., and the National Parliamentarian to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 Land Grant University, affords access to and prepares a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students to compete in a multifaceted, ever-changing global society by providing student-centered learning while integrating teaching, research and service through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, KSU offers associate (two-year) degrees in two disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, master’s degrees in eight disciplines, and one advanced practice doctorate in Nursing. KSU has 129 full-time instructional faculty members and more than 1,700 students.