USF’s African American Advisory Committee has honored Student Ombudsman Samuel L. Wright, Sr., for his 26 years of service to the university and the broader Tampa Bay community. At the 2012 Kente Awards Reception on Tuesday, Wright achievements were recounted, including his service on the boards of the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers in 2010, University of Florida Association of Black Alumni, Glazer Children’s Museum and Tampa~Hillsborough Action Plan.
Wright also is an active member of the State of Florida's Task Force on African American History, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He earned his doctorate in special education administration and supervision from USF in 1999 and became the Student Ombuds the same year. (USF News; USF Oracle.)