Commissioner Oleka is the President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU). AIKCU advocates for higher education policies at the state and federal level that will lead to increased affordability and access to Kentucky’s independent colleges. His research focus is on college affordability, social capital, and workforce development. Dr. Oleka is passionate about ending generational poverty and recently co-founded the Anti Racism KY coalition, a group of Kentuckians working to end any remnant of institutional racism in Kentucky. Dr. Oleka has a proud record of sparking conversations surrounding equality and justice.