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Meligha Garfield

Educator • VO Artist • Writer

Meligha Garfield (he/him) is the inaugural director for the Black Cultural Center (BCC) at the University of Utah—a center that works to holistically enrich, educate, and advocate for students, faculty, staff and the broader Salt Lake community through Black centered programming, culturally affirming educational initiatives, and retention strategies. Hailing from Rochester, New York, Garfield holds a B.A. in Government, with a minor in colonial Latin American history and Africana studies and a Master of Public Administration from New Mexico State University (NMSU) in which his concentration was public policy and race & politics. When not working in the Black cultural center, Meligha can be found in the field of voice over, emceeing and podcasting and poetry/spoken word. With over 8 years of experience in radio and emceeing, Meligha knows how to rock a platform, connect with a crowd and provide an environment where heart filled stories can be told. Here in Utah, He is a part of serval organizations such as: Curly Me!, Utah Black Chamber of commerce, and the Utah Black Roundtable. In under three years he has made impactful partnerships with Utah division of Multicultural affairs, Utah business Mag, Lucid, Domo, Utah museum of fine arts, Neighborhood works, UVU, Weber State, Utah System of Higher Education, Utah Black Chamber of Commerce. He is also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, an historically Black fraternity.

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