By Gerard Flanagan, news writer/photographer/social media, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –The Rev. David Cozart, director of the Fatherhood Initiative at the Lexington Leadership Foundation, president of Commonwealth Center for Fathers and Families and member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, will speak at the university’s chapel service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.
Cozart, who is an associate minister at First Baptist Church Bracktown in Lexington, is a 1989 graduate of Crittenden County High School and 1993 graduate of Campbellsville College where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Sociology minor. He earned his Master’s degree in Theology in 2013 from Campbellsville University.
He played both baseball and football at Campbellsville College.
According to the Lexington Leadership Foundation’s website, the goal of its Fatherhood Initiative is to “educate fathers and communities on responsible fatherhood practices, healthy relationships, and economic stability among families.”
The goal of the Commonwealth Center for Fathers and Families is “to establish and improve the father/child relationship so fathers can be the launching point for their children’s success in life,” according to its website.
In addition, Cozart has also worked with the Fayette County Public Schools Equity Council, Mayor’s Commission of Racial Equality and several other community-based projects and board assignments. Over time he has coordinated multiple events, activities and programs aimed at the restoration of the institution of fatherhood and raising awareness of the challenges related to father absence.
Cozart had also worked as the administrator of development at the Urban League of Lexington/Fayette County. Cozart is one of the founding members of the Urban League Young Professionals, which was founded in 2002. He is a nationally certified Community Organizer in the Neighborhood Revitalization Training Institute.
Cozart is married to Nekesha Cozart. He is the father of three children: Zachary, Destiny and Dalen Cozart. He is the son of the late Charles and Eva Hill.
Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.
All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 15) and are streamed live on the internet at wlcutv.com.
For information about chapel, call the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university that has enrolled up to 12,000 students yearly. The university offers over 100 programs of study including doctoral, masters, bachelors, associate and certification programs. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.