The Black History Month Convocation at Sterling College has featured many examples of present-day leaders, and Dr. Bernard Franklin is no exception. Franklin is the president at Junior Achievement of Middle America, special assistant to the vice president for student life at Kansas State University, and president and chief imagineering associate at the Center for Imagineering Leadership. He will give a speech titled, “Are You Being Transformed?” at Sterling College on Friday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. in the newly renovated Culbertson Auditorium. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Franklin’s leadership skills were recognized early in adulthood when he became the first black student elected president of the Student Government Association at Kansas State University. He was the youngest person ever appointed to the Kansas State Board of Regents and the youngest chair of the board at age 28. He was a Fellow for the Study of the United States Presidency and served on an advisory commission to