Office of the President

President Clif Smart

Dr. Ken D. Coopwood

Ken D. Coopwood

Email

Phone

417-836-3736

(work)

Office

Carrington Hall 302

Department

Division for Diversity and Inclusion

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Division for Diversity and Inclusion
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Education

  • PhD Educational Administration, Leadership and Foundations, 2000, Indiana State University
  • MPA Public Administration: Federal Policy Administration, 1992, Indiana State University
  • BS Business Administration: Finance, Marketing and Management, 1988, Indiana State University

Professional experience

  • Director of diversity programming and assistant to the chancellor, Indiana University Northwest, 2003-2011
  • Adjunct faculty member in the School of Education, Indiana University Northwest, 2003-2011
  • Vice chancellor for student services (Interim), Indiana University Northwest, 2003-2011
  • Director of diversity & equity and assistant to the chancellor, Indiana University Northwest, 2003-2011
  • Director for offices of diversity and affirmative action, Indiana State University, 1994-2003
  • Special assistant to the president for diversity, Indiana State University, 1994-2003
  • Assistant director for judicial programs, Indiana State University, 1994-2003
  • Assistant director for athletic marketing, Indiana State University, 1994-2003
  • Acting director for African American Cultural Center, Indiana State University, 1994-2003
  • Assistant director for African American Cultural Center, Indiana State University, 1994-2003
  • Supervisor/coordinator of Future Academic Scholars Track (FAST), Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne, 1992-1994

Research and professional interests

Executive Leadership and trainings

  • Certified Diversity Executive, June 2011
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, February 2011
  • AASCU Millennium Leadership Initiative, June 2007
  • Harvard Management Development Program, July 2005
  • Indiana University Management Training Series, April 2004

Professional affiliations

  • Society for Diversity Executives, 2009-present
  • American Society for Training and Development, 2009-present
  • National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Conference Planning and Training Committees, 2006-present
  • Race Relations Council, Education Committee, 2004-present
  • National Association for Multicultural Education, 2002-present

Selected civic engagements

  • Facilitator for Indiana Supreme Court Community Forum about Race and Gender Equity, 2010
  • SAAB Community Clean-up, 2010
  • Meals on Wheels university representative, 2009
  • Consultant and trainer for Merrillville Community School Corporation, 2004–2007
  • YWCA youth mentor volunteer and summer educator, 2006-2011
  • Consultant - Industrial Consultants, Inc., 2002–2003
  • Vigo County Alternative School Initiative, 1998–2001
  • AmeriCorps National Service, 1997
  • Project Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Fort Wayne, 1993–1994

Awards and honors

  • Shining Star of Leadership Award, 2009
  • Council on Diversity Leadership Award, 2007
  • Supervisory Certification Training Award, 2002
  • PCEDR Service Award, 2002
  • ISU Service Award, 2002
  • Sycamore Extra Mile Award, 2001, 2002
  • Service Culture Training Award, 2001
  • Diversity Advocate Award, 2000
  • Outstanding Service Award, 2000
  • Multicultural Program Award, 1998

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