2022 Celebration


A Moderated Conversation with Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling

This year’s MLK Commemoration program featured a Moderated Conversation with Lisa Ling, and the awarding of the annual Chancellor’s “Fulfilling the Dream” Award.

Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of This is Life on CNN. Lisa explores the scourge prescription pill addiction in Utah, the recent influx of women in North Dakota’s boomtown, and a town in the rural Midwest where young men aspire to be priests. Read her full bio here.

MLK Commemorative Celebration Agenda

JANUARY 19, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The MLK Experience 2022

Chancellor Ronnie Green and Executive Vice Chancellor Katherine Ankerson

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Vice Chancellor Michael Boehm & ASUN DEI Co-Chair Bhagyalakshmi Pushkaran 

Moderated Conversation with Lisa Ling, Executive Producer & Host of This is Life  

Assistant Vice Chancellor Nkenge Friday

MLK Week Planning Committee

 Assistant Vice Chancellor Charlesette Foster 

Performance Introduction

 Associate Dean Charlene Maxey-Harris

Exit by Rita Dove and won’t you come celebrate with me by Lucille Clifton

BA Performance Major, Aurora Villarreal 


Fulfilling the Dream Award

Vice Chancellor Marco Barker

Fulfilling the Dream Award Recipients

Campus Award Winner, Batool Ibrahim & Community Award Winner, Judi Gaiashkibos


Performance Introduction

Assistant Vice Chancellor Nathan Meier


New Day’s Lyric by Amanda Gorman

 BA Performance Major, Aurora Villarreal 


Final Remarks

Director Christina Kirk and ASUN DEI Co-Chair Betty Dessie