Director, Rainbow Center, University of Connecticut
Fleurette King (pronouns: she/her/hers; per/per/per; they/them/their) has served as the Director of the UConn Rainbow Center since 2007. King’s involvement in social justice education and valuing diversity efforts, inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, expands over a 23-year career in higher education. Prior to UConn, King served in diversity-related positions at Loras College, DePaul College, Princeton University, and the University of Michigan. King’s participation in regional and national networks reflects a deep passion and commitment to social justice. King obtained a B.A. in Sociology with a Minor in Ethnic Studies from Bowling Green State University and a M.A. in Sociology from DePaul University. King is the recipient of the 2015 Zeta Phi Beta Sisterhood Award, the 2016 Dorothy Award from the New Haven Pride Center, and the 2016 GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders – Connecticut) Award. King enjoys short walks on the beach, tennis and racquetball.