Judge Greg Mathis

Salisbury, NC (September 14, 2023) Livingstone College announced today that Judge Greg Mathis will be the speaker at their upcoming Fall Convocation on September 18 at 10:00 a.m. in Varick Auditorium on Livingstone’s campus (701 West Monroe Street, Salisbury).

Judge Mathis is a well-known national figure recognized for his advocacy campaigns for urban youth and equal justice. He has an inspirational life story of a street youth who rose from jail to Judge. He has provided hope to millions who watch him on the Emmy® nominated, award-winning television court show Judge Mathis daily.

His public service career began in college, where he led Free South Africa and voter registration campaigns on campus while also working nights at McDonald’s as a swing manager. In his efforts to reach out to youth and ex-offenders both in and outside the courtroom, Judge Mathis opened the Mathis community center in his hometown of Detroit. He has assisted thousands of children with his non-profit agency, Young Adults Asserting Themselves (Y.A.A.T.), which provides career, business start-up, job opportunities, job training, and college enrollment assistance.

Judge Mathis has received numerous awards and keys to the city from government officials and honorary doctorates from Florida A&M University and Eastern Michigan University. He has also appeared on shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, Larry King Live, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Livingstone College is honored to host Judge Mathis as the Fall Convocation speaker and looks forward to his inspiring message on the importance of equal justice and advocating for urban youth.

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