To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the diversity committee at Colby Community College will feature guest speaker Dr. Marche’ Fleming-Randle at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, in the Northwest Kansas Cultural Arts Center. Her talk is titled Innovate! Generate! Accelerate! – Inspiring Yourself and Others to New Heights to Achieve the Dream of Dr. King.

Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle is the first African American female vice president for diversity and community engagement at Wichita State University. Her research and academic interests include mental health, child and youth programs, educational leadership and diversity. She earned her associate degree from the University of Maryland, a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in adult and continuing education and a doctorate in education leadership from Kansas State University. She holds diversity certifications from Nova Southeastern University and Columbia University.

She is an author, motivational speaker and public intellectual. Her publications include The Gumbo Analysis of Diversity Handbook; The Bold, Black and Beautiful; The Dreams Kings are Made Of; the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Handbook, and numerous articles, policies, research journals and grants.

For information on the event, contact Dean of Student Affairs Nikol Nolan at (785) 460-5490.