Posted on 2/2/14

mlk 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2014) – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) will host a Martin Luther King Jr. program at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the College’s Auditorium Lecture Hall.

Eastern Kentucky University Associate Professor Dr. Roger Cleveland will be the guest speaker for the event.
MLK Dr ClevelandDr. Cleveland is known for his educational insight in areas such as; diversity, instructional equity, cultural competency, closing achievement gaps, learning styles, transforming school culture, conducting culture audits and school improvement planning.

He has provided staff development and workshops for a number of schools, districts, social service agencies, state educational agencies and universities. He has also conducted trainings addressing diversity issues from Alaska to Mississippi.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University, a master’s degree from Union College and completed his doctoral work at The University of Cincinnati. Roger is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University.

In the past, Dr. Cleveland has worked in the Cincinnati Public Schools with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, was the Director of the Division of Federal Programs & Instructional Equity at Kentucky Department of Education and a faculty member at Morehead State University. He has trained educators in student achievement, diversity, leadership skills and development and transforming organizational culture, to name a few.
In 2010 Dr. Cleveland was nominated for the Kentucky Human Rights Commission Hall of Fame and also nominated for The Golden Apple Award at Eastern Kentucky Department.

In the Spring of 2012, Cleveland received the Professor of the Year Award sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education and was recognized as “Teachers Making A Difference at Eastern Kentucky University.”

Governor Beshear recently appointed Dr. Cleveland to the State School Curriculum, Assessment & Accountability Council. In March 2013, Cleveland received the P.G. Peoples Award from the Fayette County Public Schools Board of Education for addressing equity and diversity in schools. He was also appointed to the Fayette County Human Rights Commission.

Dr. Cleveland is also the president and owner of Millennium Learning Concepts Consulting Company. He resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Audra, and children, Maya, Taylor and Dorian.
This event is free and open to the public. A reception in HCC’s Auditorium Gallery will follow the program.

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