Multicultural Affairs

Fall Diversity Leadership Retreat 2016

October 8, 2016

This retreat is for students who are in or want to pursue leadership roles.  The purpose of this retreat is to help students begin to think about the diverse world we live and work in; and help them develop the necessary skill sets to become a successful leader.


Featured Speaker: Bryant K. Smith

He “helps good people become great and great people become memorable!” 

He has been called a “life guard for people drowning in a sea of mediocrity” for his work maximizing human potential. A seasoned educator, and higher ed administrator, Bryant has witnessed the power of diversity in the classroom, the boardroom, and on the field of competition. For the past two decades Bryant K. Smith has been at the forefront of assisting business, athletic, and educational institutions train, inspire, and develop their employees, athletes, and students into potentially world altering people.

Bryant  is a founding board member of the Palmetto Team Youth Association, founder and creator of “Life Station” male development seminar and “The Remix Hip Hop Leadership Institute”. He is a distinguished faculty member for the  “Am I My Brothers Keeper?” annual conference and is recognized across the country as a leader in leadership and diversity training, student success and male development and empowerment. Bryant is also an active and financial member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, incorporated.

As an author Bryant has produced books on a variety of topics including a social commentary on race relations in the United States entitled Black Not Blind, a book about the power of human potential entitled Five, four books on male development including his newest release Manhood The Missing Manuals, Assembly Instructions.

Known for his ability to “meet his clients and students where they are and guide them to where they need to be” Bryant uses his life motto “difficult does not equal impossible” as a reminder that success is only one more attempt away. He is Bryant K. Smith, “The Human Potential Specialist”.

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