Students, faculty, and staff celebrated Black History Month with a special speaker event on February 25 at Saint Luke’s College. Four employees from Saint Luke’s Health System and one member of the community talked about their experiences of navigating environments where they were in the minority—attending mostly white schools while growing up, or now working in primarily white office environments. Several speakers also shared information about the history of African American nurses.
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences held the inauguration of Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD on February 29, 2016. Dr. Benitez is the fifth President and succeeds outgoing interim President Dr. Dean L. Hubbard.
The mid-day ceremony was held at the WW1 Museum and Memorial at 100 W. 26th Street in Kansas City, Mo. Inauguration guests included the Board of Directors, College faculty and staff, Saint Luke’s Health System employees, and family and friends of Dr. Benitez.