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HBCU Campaign Chancellor/President Tuesday - Dr. Kevin W. Cosby

DrKevinWCosby_zpswq5sylnz.jpgEvery Tuesday the D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund organization will highlight a HBCU Chancellor or President. This is in promotion of our social media campaign to bring awareness and support the excellence of historically black colleges and universities.

This Tuesday (7/7/15), we highlighted Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, (pictured on the right), President of Simmons College of Kentucky.

Dr. Kevin W. Cosby was named in 2005 as the 13th President of Simmons.

Dr. Cosby earned a Bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, a master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Eastern Kentucky University, Bellarmine University and Campbellsville University.

He has held administrative and teaching assignments at Kentucky State University, the University of Louisville, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary. He is also a member of the University of Louisville's board of trustees.

Dr. Cosby has authored five highly-acclaimed books: Get off Your But!: Messages, Musings & Ministries to Empower the African-American Church, As They Want, Treasure Worth Seeking, Who's Your Daddy?: Life Lessons from the Prodigal Son and Loyal to the Royal. He has been a contributing writer to a number of books, journals and periodicals.

Since 1979, Reverend Dr. Kevin W. Cosby has served as Senior Pastor of St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Due greatly to his practical and dynamic Bible teachings, the congregation has grown from 500 to approximately 14,000 members, and has been recognized by Outreach magazine as one of the 100 largest churches in American (2010) and Emerge magazine as one of six "super churches" in the South.

The thread of God's hand in interwoven into the tapestry of Dr. Cosby's life and ministry. His commitment to ministry is prominently reflected in the story of Simmons College of Kentucky (SCKY). In 1997, the Lord led Dr. Cosby to encourage the church to purchase and convert into a lifestyle enrichment campus, the original four-acre campus of what was know as Simmons University. When established in 1879, Simmons was the first black owned and operated educational institution in the state of Kentucky, but lost the campus due to foreclosure during the Great Depression.

Dr. Cosby in 2007 was presented "Louisvillian of the Year," which was a tribute to his outstanding contributions to the community. He was ranked #1 of the Top Ten Religious Leaders in Louisville by Louisville magazine in the October 2011 issue. And in the Spring of 2012, he was inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni at Eastern Kentucky University. He is is most known for his intense commitment to serving the Lord through the lives of others.

Dr. Cosby is married to the former Barnetta Turner, they are the parents of two adult children.


For more information about Simmons College of Kentucky, visit www.simmonsisme.org

Source: http://simmonsisme.org/our-president/

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