Presentation on Safe Spaces by Dr. Lance Poston '10, former SGA president

Friday, February 21, 2020
1:30 PM
2:30 PM
Title of Presentation: "Safe Spaces? Strategies for Advancing Identity-Based Advocacy in Higher Education" Lance Poston (2010) is a proud Presbyterian alumnus and graduate of the departments of history and English. One of his greatest honors as an undergraduate was the opportunity to serve as the 2009 student body president. Dr. Poston went on to receive his doctorate in US History from Ohio University with a research focus at the intersections of race and sexuality after World War II. Dr. Poston currently serves as the Executive Director for Inclusive Health and Campus Partnerships at the University of Kentucky. In this capacity, he leads three university-wide diversity and inclusion units: the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives, and Inclusive Health Partnerships. He also manages public relations, marketing, and strategic community outreach efforts related to diversity and inclusion for the overall university community that includes more than 30,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. In addition to his administrative role, Dr. Poston holds faculty appointments in Kentucky's College of Arts and Sciences (Department of Gender and Women's Studies) and the Graduate School. Dr. Poston and his husband (Seth, also a PC graduate!) currently live in Lexington and are members of the city's First Presbyterian Church, where he is ordained as a deacon.
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