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Clark State to Host Guest Speaker Dr. Derrick Tillman-Kelly

Clark State to Host Guest Speaker Dr. Derrick Tillman-Kelly

April 19, 2021

The Clark State College Men of Clark State student organization will host guest speaker Dr. Derrick Tillman-Kelly, Director of the UIA Fellows Program and Network Engagement for the University Innovation Alliance, on Thursday, April 22.

The Men of Clark State program is a cross-functional program for black males attending Clark State with a focus on whole-self growth and development. The virtual event with Tillman-Kelly available to all students, faculty, staff and the community.

In his role as the Director of the UIA Fellows Program and Network Engagement for the University Innovation Alliance, Tillman-Kelly works with the UIA leadership team to advance the UIA’s mission by partnering with member institutions to identify and develop emerging higher education leaders ready to support institutional transformation with the goal of eliminating race/ethnicity, first-generation status, and socioeconomic status as predictors of student success and completion.

Prior to being named director of the UIA Fellows Program, he served in multiple roles at The Ohio State University, including as the inaugural UIA Fellow and special assistant to the director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise. He also has experience in a variety of functional areas including financial aid, fraternity and sorority life, and first-year programs.

Tillman-Kelly earned his PhD in educational policy and leadership with a specialization in higher education and student affairs from Ohio State. He also earned a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

There is no charge to attend the virtual event Featuring Dr. Derrick Tillman-Kelly on Thursday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. Attendees can join online at: attendee.gotowebinar.com

Media Contact

Crystal Jones Vice President of Marketing, Diversity and Community Impact

937.328.6145 jonesc@clarkstate.edu