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Donnie J. Perkins writes foreword for 9th Edition

Editorial Staff | 11/20/2013, 11:53 a.m.
Donnie Perkins

Cleveland – Who’s Who Publishing Company, the nation’s largest annual directory publisher focusing on African American achievement, proudly announces Donnie J. Perkins as the foreword writer for the ninth edition of Who’s Who In Black Cleveland.

“We are so very excited to have Mr. Perkins write the foreword for this ninth edition of Who’s Who In Black Cleveland,” said Rhonda Crowder, associate publisher Who’s Who in Black Cleveland. “His leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion helps to make our community a better place for all of us to live.”

Perkins is the vice president for diversity and inclusion at University Hospitals. He serves as a liaison between University Hospitals and community organizations, businesses, and agency leaders while working collaboratively with key stakeholders to integrate diversity and inclusion into the fabric of the organization.

Prior to joining University Hospitals, Perkins served as dean and director of the office of institutional diversity and equity at Northeastern University in Boston.

Currently Perkins is a member of the board of directors for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District of Science and Medicine.

“I am honored and thankful to be asked to write the forward to the 9th edition on Who’s Who in Black Cleveland,” said Perkins. “It is a privilege to follow previous writers: Dr. Edgar B. Jackson Jr. M.D., Michael Taylor and the Honorable Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge. This publication represents the full breadth and depth of Black leaders who are role models for all youth in Cleveland and beyond. It is a powerful tool to facilitate mentoring and networking among leaders and the community.”

The ninth edition of Who’s Who in Black Cleveland will be unveiled at the InterContinental Hotel, Tues. Nov. 26.

Who’s Who Publishing is a subsidiary of Real Times Media. Founded in 1989, Who’s Who is a leading source of African American related news and lifestyle information.