Minnesota Humanities Center Names New CEO

June 3, 2019

We are thrilled to welcome Kevin Lindsey, J.D. to the state humanities council community! Lindsey joins the Minnesota Humanities Center as CEO beginning Monday, June 3, 2019.

Minnesota Humanities Center Names Kevin Lindsey New CEO (Press Release)

Excerpt: “Kevin is highly-regarded in communities statewide and his exceptional combination of skills and experiences will help position MHC for even greater impact as an innovator and humanities leader,” said Bryan Ljung, MHC Board Chair.

Kevin has a passion for inclusion for all, building a stronger democracy, and leveraging the power of personal stories. His innovative spirit, business acumen, and experience championing equity will help expand and grow MHC’s statewide impact.

As Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights from 2011 to 2019, Kevin led the department to prominence as a positive change agent across Minnesota and nationally, transforming how people think about diversity and inclusion. Incorporating culture and history, he facilitated community conversations to address human rights issues, discrimination, and inequity.

Kevin is excited to continue this work at MHC and serve the needs of Minnesotans through the humanities. “To build a more equitable society, we need to establish trust between communities and create space for meaningful conversations and empathy. The Minnesota Humanities Center is bringing people together through stories and dialogue in a way I’ve long admired,” he said.

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