Ekow King

Intercultural student engagement director is expert on diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, coalition building and cultural competency

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Ekow King

University at Albany
Department: Office of Intercultural Student Engagement

Intercultural Engagement; diversity; inclusion; cultural competency training; multiculturalism; coalition building; mentorship; LGBTQ* training & student support; Dignity Act training

Campus phone: (518) 442-5566
Campus email: [email protected]


D. Ekow King is a graduate of the University at Albany (BA ’90, MA’95) Master of Arts Program in Africana Studies. He is currently the Director of the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement at the University at Albany. As director of that office, he oversees the operation of the Multicultural Resource Center and the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center.

He is the director of the UAlbany Campus chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute, International (N.C.B.I.) offers supervisory support for the CHARGE Peer Educators program and the coordination of the Safe Space program. His office also provides primary or secondary advisement to all cultural, religious and LGBTQ* groups on campus.

An African Storyteller and Motivational Speaker, Mr. King has performed throughout the U.S. in that capacity.

King is a certified Title IX coordinator, a certified Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) anti-bullying trainer and a member of Men for Relationship Education and Change, (Men REACH) a group of university faculty and staff who conduct workshops on sexual harassment, assault and date rape on college campuses. He is also an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Africana Studies at the University at Albany, and in the Liberal Arts and Science Dept. at SUNY Cobleskill.