Kennesaw State to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy


Weeklong celebration to begin with guest speaker on Jan. 16

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 9, 2020) — Kennesaw State University will host a week of activities honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day beginning with a luncheon and keynote address by guest speaker Roderick McLean.


Roderick McLean
Roderick McLean
Roderick McLean is Lockheed Martin’s vice president and general manager for air mobility and maritime missions. He oversees Lockheed-Martin’s aircraft production facility in Marietta, which is one of metro Atlanta’s largest employers.







The MLK Legacy Luncheon will kick off a week of events at the University to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and celebrate his legacy and impact of the Civil Rights Movement.

During KSU’s weeklong celebration, the campus community will participate in several activities, including a day of community service at various volunteer sites on Jan. 20, and a reflection on Dr. King’s legacy – “Six Voices: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 60 Minutes” – on Jan. 21.

The luncheon is closed to the general public. Media are invited to attend but asked to RSVP to


Keynote and luncheon with Roderick McLean:

Thursday, Jan. 16, noon-1:30 p.m.

Click here for the full schedule of activities            


Kennesaw State University Convocation Center

Kennesaw Campus, 590 Cobb Avenue NW, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit