KHEMANI GIBSON, UofO Academic Dean, is a graduate of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey with a B.A. in history, Pan-African Studies, and Spanish. A lifelong Orange resident, Khemani Gibson is a product of the Orange Public Schools system graduating from Orange High School in June 2010. During his college career Mr. Gibson was able to participate in many civic engagement projects that centered on improving education for minorities in urban communities. He is also a member of several national honor societies such as Phi Beta Kappa, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta (History), and Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish). Mr. Gibson has studied in South Africa, The Dominican Republic, and Haiti learning of how race is socially constructed in those countries. Mr. Gibson is now a PhD student in NYU’s History program focusing on the African Diaspora. Mr.Gibson defines his personal goal as inspiring others to realize how they can be positive agents of change and progress in their local and global communities.