2017 Annual Legacy/Diversity Forum
Glenda A. Hatchett, Founding Attorney, The Hatchett Firm, P.C.
A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an EarlWarren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline's highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. As Senior Attorney, she represented Delta Air Lines in labor/personnel and antitrust litigation and commercial acquisitions. As Public Relations Manager, she supervised global crisis management and handled media relations for 50 U.S. cities as well as all of Europe and Asia. Hatchett is the recipient of numerous awards including the Roscoe Pound Award for outstanding work in Criminal Justice, NAACP's Thurgood Marshall Award and she has been recognized as one of the "100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America" by Ebony magazine.
History and background of the Legacy Banquet & CSU Diversity Conference
The CSU Diversity Conference began in 2012 as a partnership between the Mayors Commission on Diversity and Unity (formally One Columbus) and Columbus State University. The brainchild of Dr. Florence Wakoko, Professor of Sociology at CSU, the goal was to create a platform to engage the Columbus community and CSU in serious, and sometimes difficult dialogue concerning issues of diversity, poverty and inequality
Moving forward, the conference has merged with Columbus State University's Legacy Celebration to form the annual CSU Diversity Forum to take. This important partnership will continue to work with supporters and groups within the community namely in conjunction with the Mayors Commission on Diversity and Unity, to discuss a broad range of issues reflecting the diverse lives of many throughout the Columbus region in regards to race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, education, nationality, poverty, and privilege.
As part of the Diversity Forum the 2017 Legacy Celebration, hosted by the Office of Diversity Programs and Services, will celebrate its 7th anniversary. The Legacy Celebration Banquet highlights diversity as a campus priority and the necessity for maintaining institutional excellence. Students are recognized for their efforts in continuing the legacy of inclusion, celebrating diversity and educating others through their hard work, volunteerism, and leadership. The goal is to help realize a better world and future for all. In addition, the awards process, event, and publicity showcases campus diversity achievements and best practices to internal and external audiences and enables students, faculty and staff to communicate and document their achievements.