Curtis Hill

Curtis Hill believes creating an inclusive culture unleashes the full motivation and productivity of a team. Through storytelling, student engagement, and humor, Curtis helps students create a culture of belonging in school, work, and life.


  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • First Year Experience
  • Leadership
  • Orientation


Getting to know

Curtis Hill

Growing up in Chicago, like so many others, Curtis found it easy to drift into a life of violence and crime. Curtis made his way to the very top, and quickly became one of Chicago’s most recognizable and notorious gang members. His drug dealing created untold misery and suffering within the community, while earning him over $150,000 per month.

A special task force was put together for the sole purpose of bringing him and his associates down. Curtis’ life of crime came to an abrupt halt when he witnessed the cold-blooded murder of his best friend, who was face planted off the porch of his Southside Chicago home. With his own death staring him in the face, Curtis came to the sudden realization that if he wanted to survive, he’d have to change his life around.

What follows is an inspirational account of how he managed to become an educator/administrator and earn himself two degrees, a Master’s of Arts in Teaching and an Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision.

Curtis brings all of this experience and passion to make sure that every single student who attends his program will never be the same.


To help you promote your event withCurtis, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials


In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)

Curtis Hill



The Culture of Belonging

Culture Of Belonging is a strategic DEI initiative that maximizes people, profits, and productivity. On an organizational level, we tend to think DEI conversations will lead to disruption or difficulty. THE TRUTH IS: When DEI is seen as a strategic initiative, it strengthens the foundation of your culture: YOUR PEOPLE. THIS RESULTS IN: Diverse teams who are motivated and productive because they feel seen, heard, and valued, one in which your students can bring more of their full selves to campus. This is how you create A Culture of Belonging.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • a new framework for understanding DEI,
  • a strategic roadmap to creating a more equitable, diverse, and differentiated campus culture,
  • a new shared language from real-time learning, conversations, and explorations.


The following are past entries Curtis has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog