Colorado State University - Pueblo to Host Martin Luther King Breakfast on Jan. 21


Colorado State University - Pueblo to Host Martin Luther King Breakfast on Jan. 21

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate the 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, January 21 with C. Omar Montgomery, director of Black Student Services at the University of Colorado – Denver (UCD). The event is FREE but seating is limited. The event is sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center.

Omar Montgomery

Montgomery will be the featured speaker at the breakfast, which begins at 8 a.m. on Jan. 21 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. Reservations are required by Jan. 18 through LaNeeca Williams at laneeca.williams@colostate-pueblo.edu or 719-549-2210. His favorite quote is by King is, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

In addition to serving as director of Black Student Services at UCD, Montgomery also is an adjunct professor in the Ethnic Studies Department. He enjoys working one on one with UCD students, witnessing  their growth, and helping them achieve their academic potential. He founded the Omega Psi Phi “Rites of Passage Program,” which uses cultural principles to develop future leaders. “Rites of Passage” provides youth with the confidence and social tools needed to address many of the distractions that may affect their ability to become productive members of society.

As the director of Black Student Services, he started the annual UCD Rosa Parks Diversity Awards Luncheon in 2006, which recognizes UCD faculty, staff, students and community leaders for their contributions to diversity. He also co-founded and directs the UCD Junior Black Chamber of Commerce Program (JBCC), which offers college level students a full academic year of leadership development.  Montgomery’s future goal is to develop leadership-training modules that start at the elementary school level through college. He also enjoys lecturing on history, politics, religion and popular culture.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.