Members of the University of West Georgia Community,

In the decades since the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his work to ensure a more equitable future has continued to inspire us at the University of West Georgia, even manifesting in our strategic plan and our priority to seamlessly integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our actions to foster a sense of belonging and connectedness for our university community.

A keystone of Dr. King’s legacy is empowering mentorship that encourages, motivates, and supports the rising leaders of our society. UWG’s commitment to mentorship creates special opportunities for our community, including welcoming Carlos Mavins Jr., founder and CEO of Bridge to Leadership, as our speaker at UWG’s 14th annual MLK Celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. in the Campus Center. I encourage you to join us for what is sure to be an insightful, inspiring program.

The most meaningful tribute we can offer to Dr. King’s memory this – and every – year is to live each day by the principles he defended: courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service.


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Brendan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
University of West Georgia