April 6, 2017
Claremont Lincoln University Vice President and Dean, Dr. Darrell Ezell, Inducted into Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College
Pictured in Header Photo: Dr. Ezell with Dr. Han S. Park, renowned Peacemaker and past honoreeOn March 30th, 2017, Claremont Lincoln University’s (CLU) Vice President and Dean, Dr. Darrell Ezell, was proudly inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College. He was officially recognized in an esteemed induction ceremony at Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel in Atlanta, Georgia. Morehouse College is the nation’s only private, historically black, liberal arts college for men and has a storied legacy dating back to 1867, including prominent alumni such as Nobel Peace Prize laureate and historic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., filmmaker Shelton “Spike” Lee, Olympic Gold Medalist Edwin Moses, and countless others. The Collegium of Scholars of the Martin Luther King Jr. International College of Ministers and Laity at Morehouse College selects their inductees based on current members’ recommendations and a proven exhibition of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ethical traditions of non-violence through the clergy, scholarship, and laity. The Collegium of Scholars directs inductees to be “affirmative and appreciative, coherently critical examples for this generation of students, always remembering that our vision is the creation of a global society in which the full development of each individual’s potential is the central goal.” Dr. Ezell joins the ranks of previous inductees as Karen Armstrong, Arun M. Gandhi, Rev. Dr. Susan Johnson-Cook, and Dr. William Barber II.
On the significance of his recognition, Dr. Ezell stated, “I am humbled by this noble honor and the opportunity to promote the legacies of Dr. King, Mahatma Gandhi, and Daisaku Ikeda.”Dr. Ezell is the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Interfaith Action program and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Foreign Affairs at Claremont Lincoln University. His research and teaching areas of interest include interfaith relations and diplomacy, negotiating moral conflict, and state/non-state actor relations. He has held academic positions at Tulane and Louisiana State Universities and worked at the U.S. Department of State, the William J. Clinton Foundation, Interfaith Worker Justice, and the Interfaith Center of New York. He is author of Beyond Cairo: U.S. Engagement with the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan).