For Immediate Release—Thursday, January 18, 2007


Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

Roosevelt Muhammad to speak at
SUNY Geneseo Jan. 24 in honor of
Martin Luther King Jr.

GENESEO, N.Y.—Roosevelt Muhammad, assistant dean of Students at the State University of New York at Oswego, will deliver a talk in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, in Newton 203 at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Muhammad's talk, "Purposeful Leadership: Overcoming Challenging Environments is the Secret to Success for those who Practice True Leadership," is free and open to the public. It is the first of several events that will be held this semester at SUNY Geneseo in honor of King.

Muhammad's presentation will explore King's life as well as the contributions he made to society and the world as a prominent and "purposeful" civil rights leader. Muhammad hopes participants will gain a better understanding of King's life, discover how to achieve to their own personal or organizational goals and walk away inspired to lead.

As an educator and experiential-based expert consultant, Muhammad delivers motivational and inspirational presentations and conducts various workshops and seminars on leadership development across the country. He also serves as a consultant for colleges and universities, city school districts and businesses, and is affiliated with the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C.

Muhammad earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree in student development from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

His talk is sponsored by SUNY Geneseo's Multicultural Programs and Services in the Division of Student and Campus Life.