The Kennesaw State University Men of Vision Interest Group hosted the “Leadership in Black” Panel this past week in celebration of Black History Month.

The panel featured successful Black leaders from different industries such as the military, higher education administration, the private sector, and public service.

The KSU Men of Vision decided to put on this great event in an effort to highlight successful Black leaders making a difference in their community as well as to share testimony as to the power of higher education and pursuing one’s dreams in spite of the challenges faced.

Kennesaw State University is located outside of Atlanta, GA in the city of Kennesaw. The Men of Vision are currently a club of Omega Delta Phi and are looking to be the founding line of the fraternity on that campus.

“Leadership in Black“ presented a unique opportunity to host an event in celebration of Black History Month, held in the month of February. The Men of Vision put forth the effort to ensure the event would be successful and well received on their campus.

The interest group was responsible for securing the panelists to be featured in the two day program. Some of the featured speakers were Dr. Greg Pennington, managing partner of Pennpoint Consulting Group. Pennington’s firm specializes in Leadership development, coaching, and accelerating efficiency in teams and groups.

Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent of Clayton County Public Schools, is responsible for one of the largest school districts in the Peach State. The school district consists of more than 55,000 students, 7,300 employees and a five million dollar budget.

First Sergeant Flynn Broady of the United States Army serves as Prosecuting Attorney for the Cobb County DUI Court. There he created a program that allows offenders to seek alternative treatment options that improve outcomes and save taxpayer money. These programs teach offenders to take responsibility for their actions while offering them alternative options to change their behaviors. Sgt Broady earned a Masters in Public Administration from KSU and is a distinguished alumn.

The Honorable Shante Green was the final panelist of the Leadership in Black Series. Mrs. Green worked in the Fayetteville State University Division of Student Affairs after securing her Juris Doctorate degree from Howard University. She then went on to serve as a magistrate judge, position she currently holds. Green is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Men of Vision at KSU closed out Black History Month on the highest of notes by highlighting the successful journeys of Black leaders. They inspired the KSU student body to continue in pursuit of their dreams and aspirations while remaining true to themselves.