The Rebranding of the Martin Luther King Center at the University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky has renamed its Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center. The new name is the Martin Luther King Center. According to the center’s new mission statement,  it “will focus on supporting the university’s diversity goals by developing and offering programs and experiences designed to prepare all students for the social, cultural and political challenges of an increasingly complex, multicultural, global community.”

kahillBakerKahlil Baker was named interim director of the new center. He states that the center will be “a hub for intellectual dialogue on diversity and be recognized as living Dr. King’s dream of inclusivity in support of student success.” Baker is a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky. He holds a master of social work degree from the University of Louisville.

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