Dr. Mark McCloud, UT Martin interim chief diversity and inclusion officer

McCloud to speak Jan. 20 at annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Breakfast

The eighth-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Breakfast will be held at 8:45 a.m., Jan. 20, in the University of Tennessee at Martin Boling University Center’s Duncan Ballroom. Dr. Mark McCloud, UT Martin director of career planning and development, will serve as keynote speaker.

McCloud has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of financial services, K-12 education, mental health, non-profits and higher education with 14 years specifically in career services. He currently oversees programming, strategic planning, recruiting and overall operations for the UT Martin Office of Career Planning and Development, which helps UT Martin students find careers for which they are well-suited, prepare portfolio materials, practice interview skills and build a professional network.

McCloud holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UT Martin and both a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in higher education from the University of Mississippi. He is currently vice-president of the Martin Rotary Club and the Northwest Tennessee liaison for the Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers.

All community members are invited. There is no charge to attend the event, but pre-registration is required at Eventbrite.com by searching for “Martin Luther King” in Martin. All attendees should bring their digital or printed tickets to the event, and tickets will be checked at the door.

The 2020 event is co-hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin, the city of Martin and the UT Martin Black Student Association.

For more information or assistance, call Martin City Hall at 731-587-3126.


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