Dr. Marche Fleming-Randle
Dr. Marche Fleming-Randle is an esteemed authority and highly regarded expert in the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), with a particular focus on education. With a strong academic and research background, she has emerged as both a trailblazer and accomplished leader. Notably, Dr. Fleming-Randle holds the distinction of being the first African American Female Vice President in the 128-year history of Wichita State University. In addition to her vice presidency, she also serves as the university’s Chief Diversity Officer and Director for Military, Veterans, and ROTC Programs, making significant contributions that have had a lasting impact on the academic and local communities. Moreover, Dr. Fleming-Randle chairs the university’s President’s Diversity Council and remains the sole vice president who continues to teach ethnic studies courses as a professor.
Dr. Fleming-Randle’s expertise spans a diverse range of areas, including mental health, child and youth programs, educational leadership, and diversity. Her unwavering passion and commitment have positioned her as a leading authority in the field. She has authored influential works, such as “The Gumbo Analysis of Diversity Handbook,” “The Bold, Black and Beautiful,” and “The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Handbook,” and has made significant contributions to numerous publications, articles, policies, research journals, and grants.
Acknowledged for her impactful contributions, Dr. Fleming-Randle has received prestigious accolades, including the Excellence in Teaching Award, The Business Journal Diversity and Leadership Award, U.S. Department of Education’s MLK Drum Major Innovation Service Award, and the Wichita State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion Phenomenal Woman Award. She has also been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s College Professors and has received the TRIO Disability Support Services Lighthouse Award for Faculty of the Year, among other distinguished honors.
Beyond her professional achievements, Dr. Marché is a sought-after motivational speaker and prominent public intellectual, captivating audiences with her inspiring words. She is a proud member of esteemed organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. and The Links, Incorporated.
In her personal time, Dr. Marché enjoys listening to the music of Prince, watching 007 James Bond movies, and cherishing quality time with her husband, Aron.
With her extensive expertise, exceptional accomplishments, and active engagement in the field of DE&I, Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle stands as a highly credible and influential figure, uniquely positioned to provide valuable insights and drive educational excellence and equity.