Honorees

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Fleurette King

Fleurette King offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in diversity, inclusion and social justice in higher education. Flo has demonstrated innovation and achievement in diversity and inclusion policies, education & training since 1993. King continues to present best practices and award-winning models at regional and national conferences namely affiliated with the Amnesty International-Midwest, the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Creating Change Conference, White Privilege Conference (WPC), the True Colors Conference and the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE).  Also, King serves on the Board of Quist, an LGBTQIA+ History App and Beyond the App organization.

King’s career journey included full-time appointments at Loras College (Dubuque, IA), DePaul University (Chicago, IL),  Princeton University (Princeton, NJ),  and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). Currently, King serves as the Director of the Rainbow Center at the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT).  King has completed a M.A. in sociology from DePaul University and a B.A. in sociology with a minor in ethnic studies from BowlingGreen State University (Bowling Green, Ohio).  Flo enjoys short walks on the beach, racquetball, social movement history and documentaries.