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Cooley Hosts MLK Day Community Conversation in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Past President of Alabama State University Dr. Joseph H. Silver Sr. will be the keynote presenter during Cooley Law School’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration. Silver’s presentation, Maintaining the Vision of Freedom, Justice, and Equity, is part of the law school’s Community Conversation Series.

Dr. Joseph Silver

Silver is president of Silver and Associates, a full-service higher education consulting firm. For over a 25-years, the firm has assisted colleges and universities with solving complex problems, accreditation issues, and developing sound strategic planning.

Before leading Alabama State University, Silver served as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs for Clark Atlanta Univeristy. He is credited with being the architect of the university’s new strategic plan and its implementation. 

Silver is Chair of the Higher Education Committee for the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and serves as a mentor for the next generations of scholars and leaders in higher education, business, and in the community. He is the author of several publications in political science and higher education and is the immediate past chair of the Governing Council of the African University College of Communication in Ghana, Africa. Silver is also chair of the International Board of Trustees of the Pan-African Heritage World Museum.

Silver is the recipient of the leadership award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education-LMI (AABHE-LMI) and, going forward, the award has been named the Joseph H. Silver, Leadership and Mentoring Award. A leadership award is also named in his honor at Clark Atlanta University. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Augustine’s University in 2022, and was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Augustine’s University and Jarvis Christian University in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the virtual event by signing up below.  

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2023
Noon-1 p.m.


Jan 08 2024