I am Dorian Buford and I am Senior year student at Wright State University studying Communications. I was born in Dayton, Ohio and still currently reside in Dayton and will forever love my community! With a degree in Communication studies I plan to pursue a career in event planning, public relations, and/or marketing. Throughout my college experience, I have been preparing myself to be successful in my field of study by obtaining numerous leadership roles in student organizations that are related to my career interests. After facing overwhelming challenges and obstacles in my freshmen year of college, I began to embark on a successful and riveting journey as an award winning student leader at my college!
For the 2018-2019 school year I was appointed to the Event Coordinator position of the Black Student Union organization by the former President, Evan Sumlin. After receiving praise and recognition for coordinating tremendous events the new President of the Black Student Union, Precious Claytor, renewed my position and appointed me to be the Event Coordinator again for the 2019-2020 school year. After completing two academic school years as the Event Coordinator of the organization, I was appointed to become the President for the 2020-2021 school year! Also in the 2019-2020 school year, I was approached to revamp and become the new Vice President of the In His Presence Ministries organization which is a Christian organization that was at the time suffering a downfall on campus. Through the organization, I organized a choir with about 35 students and coordinated one of the biggest events on campus which was titled a ‘A Night of Worship.’
Since November 2019, I served as co-host of the popular and trendy radio show of the WWSU 106.9 radio station titled ‘The Black Session.’ We are a live radio show located on the campus of Wright State University that discuss today’s hot topics, politics, and controversial news. In my Dayton community, I am a Community Activist and Voting Rights Advocate alongside my father Carlos Buford who is also a Community and Political activist. I served as the Vice President of the youth council of Dayton’s NAACP and have been the residing Vice President for 6 consecutive years. Being a well-developed student leader has led me to be awarded the Langston Hughes award by the Wright State chapter of NAACP, and the Spike Lee award of Political Expression at the Black History Celebration program in February 2020! Recently, I was recipient of the Established Student Leader award at Wright State University! My experiences in these organizations have helped develop my skills in event planning, fundraising, digital marketing and advertisement and I am appreciative of these experiences.