Statement from Nikki R. Lanier, DEI executive on the announcement of the University of Louisville’s new president

December 1, 2022

Releasing a statement regarding the University of Louisville’s new president announcement:

“Given Dr. Schatzel’s demonstrative commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion both as a matter of her leadership practices in higher education governance, and in her personal life, this is a wildly consequential appointment for the University. Dr. Bendapudi, prior to her exit, declared profoundly, (albeit aspirationally), that the University of Louisville will become an anti-racist institution. Seemingly Dr. Schatzel’s possesses the panache, experience, fortitude, and desire to make that declaration a reality. Louisville, a segregated city, still languishing in the aftermath of very public and blatant scars regarding our own race-based struggles, needs the University of Louisville to illustrate and inspire a greater region-wide commitment to advancing racial equity. Given our town and gown relationship, their modeling and leading in this crucial area will be important.”

Nikki R. Lanier

CEO

Harper Slade Racial Equity Advisory

If you would like to setup an interview with Lanier, please contact VIPP Communications at 502-341-7306 or by email at info@vippcommunications.com

To learn more about Nikki R. Lanier and Harper Slade here’s a link to their website, www.harperslade.com

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Black Professional Mixer Stirring Up Business in Louisville

(Louisville, KY) As we come to the close of 2022, Harper Slade invites you to their final Black Professionals Mixer, (BPM) of the year hosted by Nikki R. Lanier.  On Tuesday, December 6th at Black Jockey’s Lounge, 630 South Fourth Street at 5:30 p.m. professionals have an opportunity to network as you garner alliances to create business for 2023.  This is the third mixer of the series.

In the coming year, we are excited to announce more mixers and a new partnership.  The announcement will be made on December 6th.

The evening is a unique opportunity for establish a strong sense of community among Louisville’s black professional community.  There will be entertainment and giveaways throughout the evening and food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening.  Lanier says, “This has been an incredible year for the Black Professionals Mixer. We continue to attract our region’s top professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, non-profit and philanthropic as well as professionals in sports and entertainment industries. Sponsors like Norton Healthcare, Yum Brands, Brown-Forman, Today’s Woman and others have enjoyed access to this incredible population of black talent and consumers.  I’m excited about the future of these events as we continue to build together in Louisville, and I invite you to be a part of it.”

To be included in this Invitation Only event, email admin@harperslade.com or click the link below

 https://www.evite.com/event/0100YEA53HWZCAALCEPNNLQK4XSF7I/

Lanier designed this event as a way for Black professionals to network, build community and welcome relocating professionals to the city.  BPM currently operates under Harper Slade Racial Equity Advisory.

Please post on your community calendars and if you would like to speak to Lanier about her final Black Professionals Mixer of the year, please contact VIPP Communications at info@vippcommunications.com or by calling 502-341-7306. 

WHO:                Harper Slade hosted by Nikki R. Lanier

WHAT:               Black Professional Mixer, (BPM)

WHEN:              Tuesday, December 6th @ 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:            Black Jockey’s Lounge, 630 S. 4th Street, Louisville

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