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Southeast's Samuel Coleman reappointed to Kentucky Human Rights Board by Governor

Samuel Coleman Jr in suit

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights has announced that Governor Steven Beshear has made recently one appointment and three reappointments to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners. The commission has 11 members.

Commissioner Samuel Coleman Jr. of Middlesboro, an employee of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, has been reappointed to represent the state at large. He has served as a Kentucky Human Rights commissioner since 2008. He is the director of the Small Business Development Center at Southeast. He also serves as a commissioner of the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission and as a board member of the Tri-Cities Heritage Development Corporation. His term will expire Sept. 12, 2015.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights performs a crucial job for the people of Kentucky by enforcing civil rights laws and working to end discrimination, said John J. Johnson, Kentucky Human Rights Commission executive director.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky and U.S. Civil Rights acts, which make discrimination illegal. The Board of Commissioners meets regularly to rule on discrimination complaints made by people alleging that illegal discrimination incidents have occurred in Kentucky.

For more information, contact the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at 1.800.292.5566 or visit the website at www.kchr.ky.gov.