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Dr. Vida Robertson

Dr. Vida Robertson
Director of Men of Color Success Programs

Vida Robertson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of English and serves as the Director of the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown. He teaches a wide range of Critical Race Theory and African American literature courses. His primary research and teaching interests are in late nineteenth and twentieth century African American literature, the Africana Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Disability Studies. Dr. Robertson is deeply committed to community engagement and service opportunities related to equality, education and empowerment.

Fard Rollock
Coordinator of Men of L.E.G.A.C.I.
Fard Rollock is from Jamaica Queens, New York by way of St. Michaels, Barbados and joins UHD as transplant to Houston, TX. Fard earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Fard’s studies include research in criminal justice and human science. He also competed on the PVAMU Men’s Track & Field team as student athlete with an athlete scholarship and later become a graduate assistant during tenure at PVAMU.

Fard Rollock’s professional experience includes serving as Learning Resource Specialist, guarding and developing incoming freshmen students academically. Monitoring their academic progress and ensuring that they succussed in their perspective majors. His most recent work involves servicing as a Program Specialist developing, implementing, and coordinating programs and summer camps for K-12 and enrolled students at PVAMU. Fard is proud member of the Alpha Sigma Sigma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, he serves as the 2020-22 Lone Star State Social Action Director. Some of his favorite things to do in his free time is working out, photography, travel and his love for soca music.

Fard Rollock

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Kemonta Jackson
Coordinator of Call Me Mister

Kemonta Jackson is from Nashville, TN and joins UHD as a transplant to Houston, TX. Kemonta (or sometimes called “Keke”, his childhood nickname) earned his Master ​of Art in Education from Tennessee State University (TSU) and Bachelor of Science from Lane College (LC) and Kentucky Wesleyan College (KWC). Kemonta’s studies include research in health education and sport science. He also served as a graduate assistant and teaching/research assistant during his tenure at TSU. He also lettered in Football and Basketball while in undergraduate studies.

Kemonta Jackson’s professional experience includes corporate wellness, public schools, community support, and non-profit. His most recent work involves serving as a Program Director and Co-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion within the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and its’ Board. In his personal time, Kemonta enjoys community involvement as a character coach and mentor. He invests time in partnering with independent small groups that’s focus on minority inclusion and solutions to minority barriers in today’s society. Some of his favorite things to do in his free time is working out, playing basketball, and traveling. Contact: or

Last updated 7/22/2021 10:17 AM