BGSU alumni speak at Black Issues Conference


Falcon Media Staff

Black Issues Conference

Jess Oberski, Reporter

Bowling Green State University will be holding its annual Black Issues Conference this week with the theme, “To Be Successful, Gifted and Black.”

The event is Thursday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union ballroom. Registration for this event is required and still open.

The conference is open to all students and is free with your BGSU student ID.

Any non-BGSU student or BGSU faculty/staff who wishes to attend the event will have to pay a $15 registration fee. Community members who would like to attend the conference will have to pay the standard $30 registration cost.

The Black Issues Conference will have two BGSU alumni as their keynote speakers. 

According to the Black Issues Conference webpage, “Clarence A. Daniels Jr. and Dr. Monet Latham Daniels are proud Falcon Flames and BGSU graduates who earned their master’s degrees in education.”

Monet Daniels, who graduated from BGSU in 1972 and 1974, spent most of her career as a teacher and then as an administrator before starting her own educational consulting firm that specializes in urban school reform.

Her husband, Clarence Daniels, graduated from BGSU in 1971 and 1973 and started off as a child advocate and civil rights lawyer with the Children’s Defense Fund.

He later went on to serve in leadership roles for several major companies. This includes serving as the vice president of the Marriott Corp.

This was before he founded CMS Hospitality, an airport food and beverage concessions company that was one of the fastest-growing companies in its industry.

Both Monet and Clarence remain heavily involved in civic and community organizations while also providing mentorship to different organizations and youth.