Men of Color Leadership Symposium

Building Future Leaders

The Men of Color Leadership Symposium seeks to help male-identifying students of color better navigate their college experience and build affinity to the university community. This one day symposium focuses on various topics such as identity, leadership, career development and so much more.

Keynote Speaker 2018

  • Keynote Speaker 2018

    Men of Color Leadership Keynote

    Jefferson “Jeff” Noel is a young Haitian-American community educator, born and raised in Miami, FL. At the age of 18, Jeff Noel has pursued Entrepreneurship, opening his first storefront business—Noel’s Healthy Living. He has since written numerous articles online, and has published his most recent book “Powerful Presenting: How to Overcome One of the Nation’s Greatest Fears.” In 2016, Jefferson founded Barbershop Speaks—  an organization dedicated to engaging in intelligent discussions inside Barbershops and Beauty Salons to enlighten, educate, and empower the community. Additionally, Jefferson created a national resource called Leaders Accelerating National Excellence (L.A.N.E.). This platform connects high school students with student leaders from around the country for the purpose of advancing the youth on their quest to graduate. L.A.N.E has participation from Harvard, Princeton, Purdue, Clemson, Rutgers, Georgia Tech. and 50+ more universities in the nation. Jefferson has been featured on WSVN, NPR, WLRN, Aventura News, The South Florida Times, and the Miami Times. He is experienced in the areas of Public Speaking, Servant Leadership, Education, and Entrepreneurship. His efforts in the community led him to receive the Revolutionary Leadership Award, Outstanding Service Award by FIU, New Generation of Dreamers, the Young Adult Action Award by HANA, The Young Professional Haitian- American Top 20 Under 40 distinction, and many more awards and recognitions. He is a distinguished World’s Ahead graduate from Florida International University with a Bachelors in Communications, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Strategic Communication. Jefferson currently serves as the President of the Student Government at Florida International University-BBC, he is a member of FIU Foundation Board, and chairs a committee with the Florida Student Association which is a governing body of twelve state universities that comprise of four hundred thousand students.

Events

January
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Shaun Derik to headline MLK Youth Forum & Peace Walk

Each January, hundreds of middle and high school [...]

January
13
Martin Luther King’s legacy to be honored in month-long celebration

FIU’s Office of Multicultural Programs [...]

February
16
More gender-neutral bathrooms planned for FIU

FIU is currently installing a gender-neutral bathroom in [...]

December
7
In honor of MLK, FIU hosts 25 service sites Jan. 16

-by Amanda Graham Every year during the Martin Luther [...]

January
13
Marian Wright Edelman to headline 25th MLK Breakfast

On Friday, Jan. 15, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, [...]

January
29
January 2016 in photos

By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17  The first month of 2016 is pretty much in the books [...]

November
15
FIU Truman Scholar recipient aspires to pay it forward

by Nykeema Radway As an eight-year-old, Wendy Ruiz [...]

December
30
Happy Holidays from President Rosenberg

On Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, President Mark B. Rosenberg delivered [...]

January
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January
11
Invest in people this year: Become a mentor

Lose weight and save money are often at the top of our New [...]


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An intimate look into the lives of trans elders

Meet Duchess Milan, a trans woman of color in her 70s living in Los Angeles. Milan is one of several […]

Students discuss sexual assault in the LGBTQ community

    According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 73 percent of LGBTQ-identified college students experience sexual harassment [...]

Annual MLK commemorative breakfast to feature Donovan Livingston

The Department of Multicultural Programs and Services is honoring the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a month-long [& [...]

Top tips to succeed as a first generation student

If you’re a first generation student, you are not alone. About 50 percent of FIU students are the first in […]

MLK scholarship opportunities available

FIU’s Department of Multicultural Programs and Services is currently accepting entries and nominations for the 2019 MLK Essay Scholarship, MLK Peace [&#823 [...]

Free screening of ‘Moonlight’

Academy Award-winning film Moonlight explores a Miami most never see. On Tuesday, April 4, the film will come to FIU. […]

Defeating bias through education

The Dean of Students office is encouraging students to use their differences to create a stronger FIU community with its […]

January 2017 in photos: Parades, bubbles and a buzzer beater

By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17  A new year, a new semester and new beginnings! It’s been an exciting start […]

Invest in people this year: Become a mentor

Lose weight and save money are often at the top of our New Year’s resolutions. While investing in your health and budget […]

FIU to host 26th annual Martin Luther King celebration, unveil bust

FIU’s Department of Multicultural Programs and Services will honor Martin Luther King Jr., with a month-long celebration inspired by King’s [...]

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MMC - GC 216
305-348-2436

BBC - WUC 253
305-919-5817

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm