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Faculty & Staff Honors

IU Bloomington Staff Named Outstanding Black Male Leader by City of Bloomington

In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Bloomington’s Commission on the Status of Black Males recently announced Mr. Brian Richardson Jr. as the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Black Male Leader Award. Mr. Richardson, who is assistant director of diversity & inclusion at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, developed the Krimson Leadership Academy to help underrepresented male students in fourth through sixth grade. The Academy is a 10-week program that covers a variety of life skills; everything from public speaking to tying a neck tie.

In addition to his work at the School of Public Health-Bloomington and the Krimson Leadership Academy, Mr. Richardson volunteers at a local elementary school, participates in the United Way’s Real Men Read program, and serves on the City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males.