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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee - Tempe campus


Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Chair, ASU Cultural Affairs
Duku Anokye, West Co-Chair, School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies
Charles St. Clair, West Co-Chair, School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies
Martine Garcia, Polytechnic Co-Chair, TRIO Student Support Services

The committee plans and coordinates events and activities for the Tempe campus annual recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. The committee is appointed by and responsible to the vice provost for Office of Inclusive Excellence. Student members are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the vice president for university and student initiatives (one-year terms).


  • Deborah Abston, ASU Libraries
  • Lauren Alli, University College
  • Kari Amarosso, ASU Cultural Affairs
  • Vickie Baldwin, American Indian Student Support Services
  • Alma Barnett, Student Connection and Community
  • Ray Basaldua, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Wadell Blackwell, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Neva Bochenek, ASU Cultural Affairs
  • Daniel Brasic, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Jesus Chavez, Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • Kim Ghee, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Caden Gillespie, Institute for Humanities Research
  • Lance Harrop, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
  • Sianna Kent, ASU 365 Community Union
  • Michelle Johnson, ASU Cultural Affairs
  • Michelle Marshall, Office of General Counsel
  • Catalina Monslave, Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • Diney Ransford, ASU Cultural Affairs
  • Blanca Ruiz-Moreno, EdPlus
  • Jenni Thomas, Government and Community Engagement
  • Tye Thede, Office of the Sr. VP
  • Debbie Tibbs-Collins, Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • JoAnne Valdenegro, Consultant
  • Gabriela Woody, EdPlus


Student members:

  • to be appointed