Baylor Spring Leadership Series Ends with Attorney Hannibal Johnson

April 13, 2012

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Waco, Texas (April 16, 2012) - Baylor University's Academy for Leader Development and Civic Engagement will present attorney Hannibal B. Johnson as its final speaker for the spring session of the 2011-2012 Leadership Lecture Series.

Johnsons' lecture will cover "Leadership in Private Enterprise," and will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Kayser Auditorium of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, 1428 S. Fifth St.

While an attorney, Johnson is also an independent consultant specializing in diversity and inclusion issues and he is the author of "IncogNegro: Poetic Reflections on Race & Diversity in America" and "Black Wall Street." After completing undergraduate studies at The University of Arkansas, Johnson graduated from Harvard Law School. He is past president of Leadership Tulsa, Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League and Northeast Oklahoma Black Lawyers Association. In addition to many other official positions, Johnson has served as chairman of the board of directors of The Community Leadership Association, which is an international leadership organization, is a founding director of the Oklahoma Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and currently serves on the Oklahoma Advisory Committee for the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Johnson has earned many honors during his career including the "Keeping The Dream Alive" award from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society and the "Distinguished Leadership Award" from the National Association for Community Leadership.

The event is free and open to the public.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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