Dr. Walter E. Fluker (GRS ’88), Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative for the Development of Ethical Leadership (MLK-IDEAL) at BU’s School of Theology, has agreed to deliver the keynote address at this year’s Boston University Academy Commencement. BUA’s 24th commencement exercises will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 21, 2018 at BU’s Tsai Performance Arts Center.
Dr. Fluker is an accomplished author, philanthropist, and educator. In addition to his roles at the School of Theology, he serves as the editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project, an initiative aimed at preserving the archives of educator, theologian, and civil rights leader Howard Thurman. An expert in the theory and practice of ethical leadership, Dr. Fluker has served as a consultant and workshop leader for various organizations, including the Department of Education, the Department of State, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program. Dr. Fluker’s recent publications include a multi-volume series entitled The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman. He is also the editor of Educating Ethical Leaders for the Twenty-First Century (Cascade Books, 2013).
Dr. Fluker’s background as a leader and educator, and his deep ties to BU, make him an ideal commencement speaker at this time in our nation’s history, and as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The entire BUA community is invited to attend Commencement.