January Statesmanship Forum features former Congressman Dr. Floyd H. Flake
NEW YORK—On Wednesday, January 23, The King’s College will host former U.S. Congressman and current pastor, Dr. Floyd H. Flake, for its January Statesmanship Forum.
Flake, who earned a B.A. from Wilberforce University and holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH, served in Congress from 1986-1997 as a representative from New York. During his time in Washington D.C., he was a member of the Banking and Finance Committee as well as the Small Business Committee.
Currently, Flake is the senior pastor of the more than 20,000 member Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens and the President of Wilberforce University in Ohio.
During his lifetime, Flake has served as the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, Interim Dean of the Chapel, and Dean of Students at Boston University. He has also been the Associate Dean of Students at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He is the author of three books, including: The Way of the Bootstrapper: Nine Action Steps for Achieving Your Dreams, Practical Virtues: Everyday Values and Devotions for African American Families, and the African American Church Management Handbook.
Bret Schundler, professor at The King’s College and former mayor of Jersey City, will interview Flake during the event.
The Statesmanship Forum hosts newsmakers and prominent thinkers who challenge students to think critically about contemporary issues and current events facing society today. It convenes every month through March.
The King’s College is a Christian liberal arts college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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