Please take few minutes and watch a special keynote address for the 2021 Career Naviagtor Program. The keynote speakers this year are Bukata Hayes and Kuma Takamura from the Greater Mankato Diversity Council.

Mr. Hayes has served as the Executive Director of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council (GMDC) since September, 2006. Prior to this role, he served as the Coordinator of the Multi Ethnic Center at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, the first-ever position of its kind at the college.

Mr. Takamura serves as the Education Director for the GMDC. He has worked as a biologist, an electrical engineer, and an educator, in both the private sector and higher education system. He joined the Greater Mankato Diversity staff in the summer of 2011.