A university administrator, motivational speaker, human developer, pastor and non-profit leader, Kenneth Christmon can help you, and your organization to achieve unprecedented success by working through challenges that mitigate organizational success!
Kenneth Christmon – My Story
With 25+ years of experience in higher education administration, Kenneth Christmon has served in various functions that prepared him for the opportunity assist you through challenges in diverse university settings.
For more 15 years, Ken has served in leadership positions at Purdue University Fort Wayne in Undergraduate Admissions, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and Executive Leadership. Ken has served as a university spokesperson, presidential advisor, senior administrator, chancellor’s advisor and board liaison at other institutions. Ken has also interacted with such agencies as the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, the New York Stock Exchange, and a host of social service agencies throughout the nation. His depth of experience has manifest successful management and leadership stints in both the public and private sector. Ken is also the current Chairman of the Board for the Fort Wayne Urban League, which provides economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for the underserved in America.
“Kenneth helped transform my team with his Motivational Mentorship!”
Why Work With Me?
Experience is the best teacher! Kenneth has former students working at the New York Stock Exchange, leading non-profits, and working for major corporations. With multiple decades of success, he can put people into pathways of life-long success! Let him help you and your employees!
Also, finding solutions to common workplace challenges is his forte! Why not try an alternate path to resolve conflict, and to move your team forward!
Qualifications & Awards
- Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Intercultural Relations
- Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Management
- 30 years in university administration (Enrollment, Multicultural Affairs, Diversity, Admissions and resolving cultural conflict)
- 15 years leading Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
- 20 year’s experience working with government entities and non-profits
- 20 years as a pastor and mentor to young ministers
- Purdue University’s Lifetime Achievement – Martin Luther King Dreamer Award
- Purdue University – 2-time winner of the Acorn Research and Grand Award
- African Methodist Episcopal Church, Indiana Conference – Pastor of the Year
- Honored by the City of Los Angeles City Council for youth advocacy and development
- TRIO Student Services Champion Award
- Beta Beta Beta Academic Honors Advocacy Award
Media & Publications
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To his credit, Ken has mentored, supported, and developed successful professionals in the fields of business, higher education, government, not-for-profits, and religious organizations.
He has worked with City College of San Francisco, Washington Mutual, National Urban League, Catholic Charities, NAACP, United Negro College Fund, public officials, LA Unified Schools, Riverside School District, the government of Turks and Caicos, Barbados, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a host of smaller non-profits, communities and businesses seeking to advance talent for their organizations.
The Dreamer Award is presented annually to an individual or organization within the Purdue University community whose contributions embody Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of service to others and furthers the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. This lifetime achievement recognition award has been presented to esteemed scholars, higher education practitioners, and a host of distinguished persons hailing from on the the nation’s premiere research institutions.
Kenneth Christmon is the senior pastor of Fort Wayne, Indiana’s first church established by African Americans in 1849. Under his leadership, the church was placed on the National Historic Register in 2021. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Kenneth Christmon honed his bi-vocational
skills by studying Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake, U.S. Congress, Ret. Reverend Dr. Flake served as a member of congress, and as the leader of the Allen Cathedral AME Church, which is the world’s largest African Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Jamaica-Queens, New York.