Presenters

Bert Gervais

Recognized by USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Fox News as one of the top young leaders in the country, Bert G. a.k.a. “The Hip Hop Mentor” is one of the top speakers on removing mental barriers, and empowering black men. As co-founder of Genius Potential Inc., he has presented to over 30,000 students in over […]

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Victoria Alexander

Victoria Alexander is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion practitioner whose passions are rooted in anti-racist pedagogy, critical consciousness building, and experiences of Black students in predominately white institutions. The aim of her work is to challenge the myths regarding the historical and present-day distributions of power, investigate the role of racism and anti-racism in social, […]

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Dr. A. Pierre Sherrill II

A. Pierre Sherrill II, also fondly referred to as Tonee, considers himself an “agent of positive change.” And his favorite place to make that change is on a college campus. With over ten years of experience working with college students, Tonee’s passion to see students engage with their college experience has charted an exciting journey […]

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Penny Harrison

Penny- Is a writer and social justice activists. Her research is concerned with Black female identity in media, film and television. Penny has published viral articles, written and directed a short film, and in 2020 wrote and directed a series pilot about colorism in Hollywood called Ugly in which she has won awards for best […]

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Andrea Denise Bolden

Andrea Denise Bolden is a creative entrepreneur, author, and student affairs educator who is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion work. She joined the Kentucky Wesleyan College campus community as the new coordinator of equity and inclusion in January 2021. In this role, she works with the Student Affairs team and oversees and facilitates programming […]

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Dr. A. Tamika Quick

Alberta “Tamika” Quick is a first-generation college student born in Harlem, New York City, and raised in Passaic, NJ.  She holds a BA in Marketing and Communications from Ramapo College of New Jersey, an MA in Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs Personnel from Montclair State University, and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership […]

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Ayannah Johnson, M.A. Ed

Ayannah Johnson is a first-generation college graduate from Union, NJ. In 2012 she graduated from Kean University with a BA in Communication. After completing her master’s degree, she worked at The Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity. She has traveled the country presenting DEI topics to schools, nonprofits, and corporations. Ayannah is the CEO […]

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Dr. Christopher Irving

Christopher C. Irving, Ed. D. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey. One of his most significant life accomplishments was the completion of his doctoral research and obtaining his Doctoral Degree in K-12 Administration from Seton Hall University in July 2016. After completing his Master’s degree in […]

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Dr. Michael Anthony

Dr. Anthony currently serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Prairie State College. Dr. Anthony earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville, where he also worked for 10 years in various functional areas. While at the University of Louisville, he also led the […]

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