Cecil has spent the bulk of his career fighting injustices and ensuring equal opportunity and access for all people either through the court systems or the various administrative agencies such as the EEOC. He formerly served as Chief Legal Counsel for the State of Florida’s Commission for Civil Rights, as well as a Charter Officer and Director for the City of Gainesville, Florida’s Office of Equal Opportunity. He has also served as Chief Diversity Officer for Shippensburg University.
Cecil is a member of the Board of Directors of Hope Villages of America, an award-winning charity that directs resources to people facing food insecurity, homelessness, domestic violence, and basic needs. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the GZL Education Foundation that supports a male mentoring group and awards college scholarships to its participants, and is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Florida State University Alumni Association. He also formerly served as National President of the Florida State University Black Alumni Association.
Cecil is a frequent conference and seminar speaker, typically speaking on issues of equity, diversity, board liability and leadership. He also trains corporate, educational, and non-profit entities on aspects of anti-discrimination, anti-racism, cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, implicit bias, identifying and dismantling biases, prejudices, stereotypes, and discrimination in the workplace, and designing sustainable, inclusive, and diverse models for organizations.
He is a graduate of Florida State University and Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.
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