Diversity consultant to speak on building greater inclusion

BLOOMSBURG— The Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington will speak at Bloomsburg University on Monday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in Mitrani Hall, located in Haas Center for the Arts. His lecture is titled, “Building Capacity for Greater Inclusion: Our Work for the Next Round.” This lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Washington has served in higher education for over 33 years and is best known as the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG). In 2015, WCG was named one of the Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants in the world by the Economist. Dr. Washington is also the president and co-founder of the Social Justice Training Institute, and vice president and current president elect of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). He currently serves as the pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore and is known as “The Engagement Specialist,” because he sees himself as an instrument of change.

Dr. Washington has a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock State College, double Masters’ of Science degrees from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in College Student Development from University of Maryland College Park. He also earned his Masters of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity. Dr. Washington was most recently awarded the Legends of Excellence Award from the University of Maryland Baltimore County for his contribution to the lives and education of Black and LatinX faculty, staff and students. He holds many other awards for his diligence toward helping people find the best in themselves and others.

The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is sponsoring the lecture while the College of Education, the Multicultural Center, the Women’s Resource Center, and the LGBTQA Resource Cente are co-sponsors.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.