Sharon K. Burrows Conference

Suicide Prevention and Awareness: Understanding the Mind of Millennials

The annual Sharon K. Burrows Conference was held on April 14, 2018.


Plenary Session: Rev. Dr. Joshua L. Mitchell

Rev. Joshua L. Mitchell, D. Min. is a native of Baltimore, MD and the son of Rev. and Mrs. Marlow L. Mitchell.  A product of the Baltimore County School System, Rev. Mitchell has been dedicated to educational advancement and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Howard University and earned his Master of Divinity degree from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology.  In 2017, Rev. Mitchell graduated with his Doctor of Ministry degree at Virginia Union University where his research focused on Black Millennials and Discipleship. His research findings are the foundation for his 2018 Judson Press book release entitled Black Millennials and the Church: Meet Me Where I Am.  Rev. Mitchell is a contributing writer to various Christian publications and is a frequent lecturer and consultant on effective ministry to youth and young adults.

As a licensed and ordained minister, Rev. Mitchell has dedicated his life to serving in the ministry and currently serves as the Minister to Youth and College Students at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, TX.  Rev. Mitchell is a proud member of several organizations including the NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity Inc. and is happily married to Dr. Lori K. Mitchell.  Rev. Mitchell loves God and God’s people and seeks to faithfully serve God through his life and words.


If you are interested in continuing your studies so that you can address mental health issues such as suicide prevention, please consider one of the following graduate programs in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences:

With the exception of the MAP-General program, graduates of the aforementioned programs may pursue Texas state licensure as a professional counselor (LPC).

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