Keynote Speakers

Jamie Live Photo 2016Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington is the President & Founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG). In October of 2015, WCG was named by the Economist as one of the Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants in the world. Dr. Washington has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for over 33 years.  He is the President and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute and the Vice President and President Elect of the American College Personnel Association.  (ACPA) 

Dr. Washington earned his B.S. degree from Slippery Rock State College; a double Masters’ of Science degrees from Indiana University/Bloomington; a Ph.D. is in College Student Development, from the University of Maryland College Park; and a Masters of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity. He has received many awards and honors. Most recently he was honored with the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Legends of Excellence Award for his contribution to the lives and education of Black and LatinX faculty, staff and students. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Delta Kappa, Education Leadership Honorary and a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Inc.

He serves as the Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore and is the grandfather of 6 and great uncle to 7.  One of his favorite passed times is binge watching TV programs.  Some of his favorites are Grim, The Walking Dead, Greenleaf, This is Us, Power, Empire, The Fosters and of course The Golden Girls 🙂

Known and “The Engagement Specialist”, He sees himself as an instrument of change.  He works every day to help people find the best in themselves and others. He lives by the words of one of his favorite songs;

If I can help somebody, as I pass along:  If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song: 

If I can show somebody, that he, she, ze or they, are traveling wrong,

Then my living shall not be in vain