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2022 Commencement Speaker: Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett
The featured speaker for both of Indiana Tech’s 2022 commencement ceremonies is Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett.
Dr. Stinnett is an experienced leader and expert in the areas of diversity, inclusion and equity across corporate, nonprofit and education sectors. He serves as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion at Warner Music Group, a leader in global music entertainment. In his role at WMG, Dr. Stinnett spearheads the company’s equity initiatives and implements tailored strategies and programs designed to cultivate a diverse and inclusive company culture.
Dr. Stinnett previously made history as inaugural vice president of diversity and inclusion for BSE Global, owner of Barclays Center and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, where he provided leadership and support across BSE’s brands. Dr. Stinnett was the first Black man appointed vice president of diversity and inclusion for an NBA team. Upon transitioning to his current leadership role at Warner Music Group, Dr. Stinnett was honored with the title of diversity, inclusion and community engagement ambassador for the Brooklyn Nets.
He is an energetic presenter who is a fierce advocate for equity and inclusion. He has been recognized for his work by various organizations, including receiving the Jackie Robinson Trailblazer Award from Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and being named to the The Responsible 100 corporate leaders list by City & State New York. He is proud to serve as a member of the board of directors of the 100-million-dollar Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund, and as a social justice ambassador for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s National Racial Equity Initiative. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Central State University, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Education and Doctor of Education and Organizational Leadership from Columbia University.