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Diversity and Inclusion
100 N. University Drive
Nigh University Center,Box 321
Edmond, OK 73034

Dene Roseburr-Olotu 
MBA Assistant Director of Diversity Retention
droseburrolotu@uco.edu

Phone: 405-974-5946


Black Male Summit

 Keynote Speakers:

Morning Keynote Speaker: Raphael X. Moffett, Ed.D.

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     A native of Washington State, Dr. Raphael X. Moffett began his career in student affairs in 2002 as a graduate student working in the Department of Residential Life at Clark Atlanta University. He was inspired by working with college students and made the decision to pursue a career in student affairs. Currently, Dr. Moffett serves as the Vice President for Student Services at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. During the past 16 years, he has gained valuable experience serving in progressive leadership roles at Langston University, Trinity University, Morehouse College, Georgia State University, and Clark Atlanta University. 

     Dr. Moffett is a visionary that is committed to enhancing students’ overall collegiate experience and providing them with skills and tools they will need to succeed post graduation. He is known in the field as being a servant leader who is personable, goal oriented, and values driven. Dr. Moffett focuses on providing students with effective services, innovative programs, and unique developmental opportunities with the intent to help them maximize their potential. His philosophy is that every student has the ability to achieve academic success and personal growth with the proper guidance and support. He is also a staunch advocate for underrepresented populations and has committed to serve at HBCUs in an effort to help students of color to pursue higher education. 

     Dr. Moffett received his Bachelors degree in English from Washington State University in 2002. He earned his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University in 2004 and earned his doctorate from Clark Atlanta University in 2008. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, visiting relatives, reading, watching and playing basketball, calligraphy, music production, trying new restaurants and traveling. 

 Black Male Summit Keynote Speaker: Mychal Denzel Smith 

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     Mychal Denzel Smith is the author of the New York Times bestseller Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching (2016) and the forthcoming Stakes Is High (2020). His work has appeared, online and print, in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper's, Artforum, New Republic, GQ, Complex, Esquire, Bleacher Report, The Nation, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, Bookforum, and a number of other publications. He has appeared on The Daily Show, PBS Newshour, Democracy NOW!, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and more national and local radio/television programs.

     He is featured in and was a consulting producer for "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story," the Paramount Network docuseries executive produced by Jay-Z. In 2014 and 2016, TheRoot.com named him one of the 100 Most Influential African-Americans in their annual The Root 100 list. He was also a 2017 NAACP Image Award Nominee. He is a fellow at Type Media Center.

     You can follow him on Twitter at @mychalsmith.