Marshall Rose to speak at UMR and Christ Episcopal Church

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On January 9, 2006

Marshall Rose, director of equity and diversity at Bowling Green State University, will speak at three Rolla events this month. Co-sponsored by the African American Cultural Recognition Committee at the University of Missouri-Rolla, all events are free and two are open to the public.

Rose will first speak at a Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Christ Episcopal Church, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. At 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, Rose will speak again at the Havener Center on the UMR campus, presenting “Rekindling Rosa Parks’ Spirit: She Sat Down That We May Stand.” Rose will also speak to Rolla Middle School students that day.

Rose works with diversity, equity and associated issues both professionally and in his community. For the past 17 years, he has held senior administrative responsibility for monitoring diversity and equal opportunity compliance in two higher education institutions.

Rose has held many regional and national leadership positions in the American Association for Affirmative Action, and is actively involved with promoting issues of equity, opportunity and diversity at local and state levels. Rose has also served for many years on the board of Fair Housing Opportunities of Northwest Ohio Inc., the Fair Housing agency board for Toledo and Northwest Ohio. He was a member of the Board of Community Relations’ Council on Diversity in Employment and a member of the City of Toledo’s affirmative action steering committee. He also served as the chair of the Million Man March Local Organizing Committee for Toledo and Northwest Ohio, and he served as director and trustee with Save Our Children Inc. of Toledo.

For more information on Rose or his upcoming presentations, contact Lawrence C. George, assistant to the chancellor for affirmative action at UMR, at (573) 341-6314 or email

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