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About The Summit

The 2024 Men of Color Leadership Summit will include conversation around this year’s theme:    


The Year of Excellence: Rise to the Occasion 


The summit will bring together collegiate men of color to explore topics related to the theme, provide access to information that fosters leadership skills while provoking conversations that support the students to persist in their academic journey.   


The summit will be a full-day event, consisting of keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. The keynote speakers will be experts in their respective fields and will provide insights and inspiration to attendees. Panel discussions will allow for in-depth exploration of important topics, while workshops will provide practical skills and strategies. Networking opportunities will allow attendees to connect with peers and professionals and explore potential career paths. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the event.  

Target Audience

The summit welcomes all collegiate male-identified students to participate in program activities. However, all programming and activities will have an intentional focus on the issues impacting male-identified students of color including those who identify as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, and mixed race. Attendees should have an interest in exploring important topics related to their identity, health and wellness, personal development, and career exploration.

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First-Generation Scholarship

Register by Friday, April 12th to enter for a chance to win one of five (5), one-time $1000 scholarships. This applies to first-generation students, to be eligible to qualify for the scholarship you must:

  • Be a current MSU Denver student
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credits this spring semester
  • Have completed FAFSA/CASFA on file
  • All scholarships will be presented during the summit, and recipients must be in attendance to receive the scholarship

2024 Men of Color Leadership Summit

Friday, April 26th | 10:00AM - 5:00 PM | Springhill Suites Hotel - Auraria Campus

Student Registration

Guest Registration

Registration for Alumni, Guests, Community Partners, etc.

Guest Registration

Summit Speakers


Special Guest, Wayne Kimball Jr.

Head of AI Strategy & Operations, Google Cloud at Google


Dr. Fernando Branch

Principal of Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy

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Vu Tran

Director of Capital Markets at Fund Launch Partners

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Dallas Davis

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Recruiting at Colorado Rockies


Albert Gutierrez

President of Bud and Mary's Cannabis


Dr. Rashad Anderson

Director of Call Me Mister & Associate Professor of Teacher Education at MSU Denver

Breakout Sessions

Building Bridges To Success For Male-Identifying Students Of Color

As Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) continues its commitment to retaining, supporting, and graduating male-identified students of color, the Brother-to-Brother Program is set to organize the University’s first Men of Color Leadership Summit.  


The summit, known as the Collegiate Men of Color Leadership Summit, strives to establish a secure and inclusive environment where collegiate men of color can convene to delve into crucial topics affecting their lives. These include health and wellness, societal stereotypes, leadership, and persistence in their academic journeys.  


While MSU Denver is attentive to retention and graduation rates for all students, there is a particular focus on addressing concerns related to the degree attainment of Black/African American and Latino American men.   

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Connect With Us

MOC Leadership Summit

Click the link below to meet our MOC Committee!

For any questions or concerns, please contact us via email.

The MOC Committee


[email protected]





Campus Locations:

Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB) 237


Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Mailing Address:

Campus Box 39, P.O. Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217-3362