Dr. Ken D. Coopwood



Department

Division for Diversity and Inclusion

Role: Staff
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

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

Details

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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