Napoleon Peoples, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Division of Student Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, a change agent and champion for diversity, will be the featured speaker at Concordia College’s Jacobson Global Lecture Series on January 25th. Dr. Peoples will lead a discussion on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the transformation from civil rights to human rights as it relates to Dr. King’s work. Dr. Peoples, a 45-year veteran of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), has received several awards for his contributions in the areas of cross-cultural relations both on campus and in the greater Richmond community.
The Jacobson Global Lecture Series, started in 1990, honors the late Dr. David C. Jacobson, former Provost and Professor of Philosophy at Concordia College. This program complements the College’s ongoing efforts to integrate global perspectives into its curricular and co-curricular programs. Since its inception, this program has featured a number of distinguished speakers from diverse international fields who have enlightened the community on timely global topics.