Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Indiana Tech welcomes Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett, inaugural Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for BSE Global, to help us celebrate the life, legacy and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Although events are free to attend, we ask that you please register as seating is limited and a ticket is required for entry.


Community Celebration Breakfast

Thursday, Jan 23 | 8:30 a.m.
Multi-Flex Theater, Snyder Academic Center
This breakfast is open to the entire community and will feature Dr. Stinnett’s keynote address, “Sustaining a Spirit of Hope.”

Register to attend this event here

Fireside Chat with Indiana Tech Students

Thursday, Jan 23 | 6 p.m.
Schaefer Athletic Center
Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett will lead a discussion with Indiana Tech students.

About Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett

Dr. Maurice A. StinnettDr. Maurice A. Stinnett is an experienced leader and expert in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity across nonprofit, education, and corporate sectors. He serves as the inaugural Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for BSE Global, which owns and operates state-of-the-art venues such as the Barclays Center, and premier sports franchises including the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. In his role at BSE Global, he creates innovative programming tailored for inclusion and cultural competence and provides leadership and support across BSE’s brands. Dr. Stinnett was the first Black man to be appointed Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for an NBA team.

Dr. Stinnett’s prior experience includes roles in higher education and nonprofit leadership. He most recently served as Vice President of Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer at Cleveland State University, where he successfully led the institution’s response to a university crisis that received national attention and ignited debates regarding the distinction between free speech and hate speech. Prior to joining CSU, his experience included serving as Dean of Students at Central State University, as the Sr. Director of Community Engagement and Education at CentroNia, a multicultural, bilingual education nonprofit located in Washington, DC; and as Chairman for the World Leadership Program, a White House initiative under the Obama administration that sought to spark learning and dialogue between graduate students and universities in the Middle East and the United States.

Dr. Stinnett is an energetic presenter who is a fierce advocate for equity and inclusion. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Central State University, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Master of Education and Doctor of Education and Organizational Leadership from Columbia University.