Herbert Henderson was a great civil rights leader and a mentor to many. He was actively involved with the NAACP in the 1960’s and served as the president of the West Virginia chapter for some time. I know Mr. Henderson would be proud of the newly established Office of Minority Affairs. This office, with the assistance of the Minority Affairs Fund, will do the work that Mr. Henderson devoted his life to – it will work to serve the people of West Virginia and to open a dialogue on issues that affect minorities.
I'm very pleased Dr. Carolyn Stuart has joined my staff as the Executive Director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs. She has devoted her life to helping others through counseling and mentoring, and I’m confident she will help address the concerns and needs of minorities in our state.