In an exciting development, Dr. Joseph Rankin, a Nigerian hailing from Akwa Ibom State, has been confirmed as a Commissioner on Black Affairs by the Senate Rules Committee in Oregon State. Dr. Rankin’s nomination, put forth by Governor Tina Kotex earlier this month, has been met with approval and was officially confirmed on Friday.
Expressing her congratulations to the newly appointed Commissioners, Governor Tina Kotex’s Executive Appointments Manager, Shawneen O’Brien-Lee, issued a statement. The statement highlighted the Governor’s well wishes for a successful tenure in office for Dr. Joseph Rankin and the other Commissioners.
Before assuming this significant role, Dr. Joseph Rankin served as a Housing Placement Specialist with the Mid-Columbia Community Action Council. His experience in this field has provided him with valuable insights into the housing needs and challenges faced by communities.
Dr. Rankin’s commitment to human rights advocacy is evident from his previous roles. He has previously served as the Regional Ambassador of the International Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. Additionally, he currently holds the position of International President of the International Human Rights Protection Service in Florida. These positions reflect his dedication to promoting and protecting human rights on an international scale.
Dr. Rankin’s educational achievements are also noteworthy. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Administration. Furthermore, he has a PhD in Sacred Theology & Ministry, demonstrating his expertise and commitment to his field. Currently, he is pursuing an MBA in International Relations and Global Security at the American Military University, further enriching his knowledge and qualifications.
Recognized for his outstanding service to the community, Dr. Rankin proudly carries the title of Ambassador of Kentucky Colonels. Moreover, his dedication to volunteerism and making a positive impact on society was acknowledged with the Presidential Voluntary Service Award in the United States in 2022.
With his confirmation as Commissioner on Black Affairs, Dr. Joseph Rankin is poised to contribute his diverse background, expertise, and passion to address the needs and concerns of the Black community in Oregon State. His appointment is expected to bring fresh perspectives and insights to promote equality, justice, and inclusivity.
As Dr. Rankin embarks on his new role, the people of Oregon State anticipate the positive impact he will make. With his commitment to human rights and public service, Dr. Rankin is well-prepared to address the challenges faced by the Black community and work towards creating a fair and inclusive society for all.