Asheville Native and University Official Rodney Johnson Will Speak at 2015 Breakfast
The 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. January 17, 2015, at its new location at the Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville, NC. The keynote speaker will be former basketball star and coach Rodney Johnson, a native of Asheville who is now Executive Director of the Office of Parent Services at George Washington University in the nation’s capital.
Rodney was a star basketball player growing up in North Carolina, and a graduate of Mars Hill College (now Mars Hill University). He is a former Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at UNC Asheville, and was also the school’s first Director of the Office of Minority Affairs, an office he created. He then served as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Boston University before joining the staff at George Washington University.
He began his career at GWU 28 years ago as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach of the GW Colonials. He is the founder and organizer of the Office of Parent Services, and over the past 17 years has guided this office to become the University’s main office for communicating with University parents and caregivers. Under his guidance, OPS has initiated the Parents’ Association, Parents’ Association Advisory Council, The Parents’ Listserv, and the OPS Web site. Furthermore, the Office of Parent Services has gained a large presence during Spring Visits, Colonial Inauguration, and Colonials Weekend as well as other University events.
The Prayer Breakfast is the largest, most diverse event of its kind in Asheville, each year bringing more than a thousand people of all races, faiths, and backgrounds together to recommit to Dr. King’s Dream and ensuring that the community and the society continue taking steps to make it reality, whatever obstacles we find in our path.
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