Kelvin J. Harris, M.A.


Kelvin J. Harris is the founder of the Lead. Motivate. Inspire, LLC, a leadership and organizational development firm and movement committed to creating and developing leadership competencies, best practices and behaviors that elevate 21st century leaders and agents of social action and social change.

In addition, Kelvin serves as the Director for Leadership Development and Alumni Relations at UNCF where he is responsible for the strategic leadership of the student support services division for the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program, a 20-year, $1.6 billion scholarship initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that is the nation’s largest scholarship program.  Prior to joining UNCF in 2011, Kelvin spent a significant portion of his career directly serving students on some of the most diverse college campuses in the country. Having been an active and engaged practitioner active in the field of student affairs and higher education for the last 13 years, Kelvin has been a frequent presenter and facilitator at local, regional and national conferences. As a practitioner and organizational leader, Kelvin is known for his shared leadership approach and his personal and business philosophy and motto, Lead.Motivate.Inspire – Lead Intelligently, Motivate Intentionally, Inspire Effortlessly.

As a scholar-practitioner, Kelvin earned a bachelor degree in Sport & Leisure Management from Eastern Connecticut State University and the master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University and is working on his doctoral dissertation in Organizational Leadership at Northeastern University

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