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Kenneth Maddox to serve as interim director of Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Kenneth Maddox has come "back home" to APSU for the spring 2016 semester to serve as the interim director of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center.  Maddox, a two time alumni of the University, agreed to serve in this capacity after the former director, Henderson Hill III, accepted a new position at the University of Toledo. 

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Kenneth Maddox has come "back home" to APSU for the spring 2016 semester to serve as the interim director of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center.  Maddox, a two time alumni of the University, agreed to serve in this capacity after the former director, Henderson Hill III, accepted a new position at the University of Toledo. 

“To be able to come back home and help the students of my alma mater is a really fantastic opportunity,” Maddox said. “I know how great a place Austin Peay is, and I know that I was so glad that I chose this place as a student.”

Maddox most recently served as assistant director for housing and residential life at Florida Atlantic University.

A national search, chaired by David Davenport, director of diversity initiatives, is currently underway to select the next director of the Center and to continue the excellent work that has been a tradition on the APSU campus for more than 25 years.

The Center's mission is intertwined with the University's goals relative to the creation of a collaborative, integrative learning community that fosters critical inquiry and self-reflection necessary in a global society.  Additionally, the mission of the center involves providing a nurturing environment where all students, regardless of race, can gain an appreciation for the African heritage and experience of African American people.

“When it’s all said and done, (The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center) is about serving students, both inside the classroom and also helping them outside the classroom as they prepare for life (after college).”

A Nashville native, Maddox has previously worked for APSU, serving as assistant director of housing and residence life, as well as a previous stint as interim director at the African American Cultural Center, from 2001-2006. After working in the private sector from 2006-2010, Maddox returned to higher education, serving as director of residential life and housing at Alabama A&M University from 2010-2012.

Maddox received a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance and a masters in curriculum and instruction, both from APSU.

For additional information pertaining to the search for the next director of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, please contact Gregory R. Singleton, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, at 931-221-7341.