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Chief Judge Marbley selected for induction into Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

U.S. District Chief Judge Algenon Marbley will be inducted into The Ohio State University’s 2024 Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Hall of Fame on April 25.

In a letter informing Chief Judge Marbley of the honor, Ohio State’s Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Yolanda Zepeda said that he will join the likes of Jesse Owens, Judge Robert Duncan, scientist Ruth Ella Moore, Congressman William McCulloch, migrant worker attorney and activist Monica Ramirez, architect Curtis Moody and others in the hall of fame.

 “Your grand achievements inspire us all as we pursue our work to make inclusive excellence a cornerstone of our land-grant institution,” Zepeda wrote.

Chief Judge Marbley has been an adjunct professor at Ohio State since 1998 and has served on numerous community boards throughout his career. Along with serving on the Board of Trustees at the University between 2007 through 2014, he has also served on committees that aim to ensure equality in the community.

He served on a Racial Fairness Implementation Task Force, the board for the African-American Leadership Academy and the board for the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing & Cultural Arts Complex.