RaKim “RahK” Lash is a scholar-practitioner in higher education because of the influence and impact of other Student Affairs professionals throughout his personal life and professional career.
RahK started his career as a Residence Hall Director in Arkansas and transitioned into the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. During his 6 years at Ithaca College, he championed student success through progressive responsibilities and roles in Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change (IDEAS). As the inaugural Director of the MLK Scholars program at New York University, RahK works collaboratively with a dynamic team of educators to engage, educate, and empower students through leadership development, academic excellence, research, and civic engagement.
RahK believes every human is capable of good and can use their platform to influence social change. He is committed to trying, failing, and learning to reimagine success while inviting others to do the same.