Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

April 20, 2018

Professor Banks Presents Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

On April 13, students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members attended the 14th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture presented by UW Professor James A. Banks in Kane Hall.

Professor Banks’ lecture titled “Civic Education for Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion: Global Perspectives” was a part of OMA&D’s 50th anniversary suite of events and UW’s annual Parent & Family Weekend.

Professor Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and is the founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education in the UW College of Education. His career at the UW began in 1969, just as what is now known as OMA&D was beginning to take shape. Professor Banks was the first African American faculty member to receive tenure at the university.

The lecture was attended by several esteemed faculty members including Dr. Quintard Taylor (Dorothy and Scott Bullitt Professor of American History) who presented the very first Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 2005, as well as UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Regents Constance Rice, Rogelio Riojas and Blaine Tamaki.

At the conclusion of the lecture, Professor Banks was presented a framed photo taken by OMA&D historian and longtime staff member Emile Pitre.

2018 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Photos by Emile Pitre