Huntington, WV Black History

Kenneth E. Blue

Dean of Students/Marshall University

Kenneth Blue was the Vice President of Multicultural Affairs at Marshall University and is a small business owner and a devoted community member.

Blue came to Huntington with his family in the early 1970s. He started working as a counselor at Marshall University and transitioned to Vice President of Multicultural Affairs, which involved working closely with young people, university leaders and local and state agencies.

Blue was a devoted member of the Huntington Human Relations Commission. He also served on Prestera Center’s board of directors and Cabell Huntington Hospital’s board of directors.

Blue also is a member of the Multicultural Enterprise Group association (MEGA), a group of men who purchased a Tudor’s Biscuit World franchise, located at 520 20th St., in 1977. He presently serves as the franchise’s general manager. In 2003, he was recognized by the West Virginia Small Business Association with an Advocates Award.

Blue is associated with the Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Professor Search Committee; West Virginia Black History Conference Committee; and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and American Professional Guidance Association. He has been a member of Young Chapel AME Church for 51 years and has received recognition from the African-American Methodist Episcopal Third District and the West Virginia Annual Conference.

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