Denmark, S.C. – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated International President, Chris Rey, will keynote Voorhees University’s Black History Month program on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center. He is the first of several speakers who will address the university family during the Black History Month celebration, embracing the theme, “The Black Resistance.” Rey, who was born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands but grew up in Spring Lake, North Carolina, is the President and CEO of Capitol C2 Global Strategies, Incorporated. His consulting firm focuses on development for corporate and nonprofit clients.
In 2000, Rey enlisted in the U.S. Army as a computer information technology analyst. Two years later, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps through the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School. Furthering his career, he was elected to the United States Electoral College in 2008 and later elected the youngest Mayor of his hometown.
For the last decade, the trailblazer has served as an adjunct professor where he currently teaches classes on organizational leadership, business law, constitutional law, criminal law, juvenile justice, criminal courts, and cyber-crimes. Rey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems, and a Juris Doctor Degree from William & Mary School of Law.