Ken James

With nearly three decades of experience spanning a multitude of industries, including non-profit, health care, and higher education, Ken is driven by his passion for initiating cross-cultural dialogue and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. As Chief Diversity Officer for Muskegon Community College, he combines his knowledge and lived experiences to deliver creative, intentional programs to students, faculty/staff, community members, and businesses.

Ken is an alumnus of Kentucky State University and Grand Valley State University, from which he holds a master’s in public administration. Most recently, he earned Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching through the CoachDiversity Institute in partnership with Howard University School of Business and is recognized as an Associate Diversity Coach (ADC).