Keynote


 

Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle

Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle is the first African American Female Vice President for Diversity & Community Engagement at Wichita State University. Her research and academic interests include mental health, child and youth programs, educational leadership and diversity. She is an author, motivational speaker and public intellectual. Dr. Fleming-Randle earned her associate degree in science from University Maryland, bachelor’s degree in elementary education her master’s in adult and continuing education and her doctorate in education leadership from Kansas State University and her diversity certifications from Nova Southeastern University and Columbia University.

Her publications include The Gumbo Analysis of Diversity, The Bold, Black and Beautiful; The Dreams Kings are made of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and numerous articles, policies, research journals and grants.

Dr. Fleming-Randle has received a number of awards and honors. She was the recipient of the HT Sims NAACP award 2018, Excellence in Teaching Award, Wichita Urban Professional Mentor Award, The Business Journal Diversity and Leadership Award, 2017 Sigma Gamma Rho Community Leader Award, and was named Who’s Who Among America’s college professors. She was recognized with the Wichita State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion Phenomenal Woman Award and TRIO Disability Support Services Lighthouse Award for Faculty of the Year, just to name a few.

Dr. Fleming-Randle’s hobbies include listening to her favorite music artist, Prince; talking with friends; watching 007James Bond movies; debating with her father James Sr. on social issues; and spending quality time with her husband, Aron. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.