Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1:00–2:00 p.m.


Science Building, Room 215 North

Dr. Martin Luther King: A Man Among the Common Folks

Please join the Center for Student Involvement in welcoming Dr. Sentwali Bakari, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, as he presents on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and leadership lessons for today’s students.

This event is open to all students, faculty and staff. It qualifies as a Leadership Certificate Program workshop for students participating in the program.

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About the Presenter

Ronald Sentwali Bakari, PhD

Dr. Bakari is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York and is a member of the Executive Leadership team. Dr. Bakari is responsible for an array of student services at Adelphi University that includes, but not limited to, Counseling and Health Services, Student Involvement and Co-Curricular Leadership, Student Conduct, Residence Life, and Housing, Multicultural Student Organizations and various diverse student clubs and organizations, Orientation, Student Access, and more. Prior to Adelphi University, Dr. Bakari served as the Vice-Chancellor for Student Success at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Dean of Students and Senior Student Affairs Officer at Drake University, and Dean of Student for Semester at Sea.

Dr. Bakari has worked at Texas Christian University, Hartwick College, State University of New York-Oswego, and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Dr. Bakari is passionate about promoting and infusing global and multicultural engagement with today’s youth and college students. He received the International Education Administrators Fulbright Award to the United Kingdom in 2013, participated in an African American faculty delegation to Israel in 2012, and co-lead faculty/staff-directed travel courses to Egypt and Turkey.

Dr. Bakari completed his Ph.D. in College Student Personnel Administration and Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Bakari has presented at national conferences such as the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), National Association of Student Affairs Administration (NASPA), American College Personnel Association (ACPA), National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), and served for many years as a Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute. Dr. Bakari enjoys photography, jazz, soul and Latin music, and outdoor music festivals.


Leadership Certificate Program LogoAbout the Leadership Certificate Program

The Leadership Certificate Program is an interdepartmental initiative hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Development, the Center for Student Involvement, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.

Its goal is to offer Adelphi undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to develop leadership and professional skills. Participants are able to attend workshops on a wide variety of topics during the course of the year. 

Requirements for Students

To participate in the Leadership Certificate Program, you must RSVP for a minimum of six events. Each student must complete the workshops within the academic year. Events are added throughout the year.

For further information, please contact:

Center for Student Involvement
Earle Hall, Lower Level
Rooms 001, 003, 004, 006 and 010
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